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Matt Nesmith

Matt Nesmith
Assistant Professor
Theatre, College of Fine Arts
UFA Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts 227
Phone: 605-677-5905
Bio:
Matt Nesmith is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of the B.F.A Musical Theatre Program. He holds a B.A. and an M.M. in Muusic, and an M.F.A. in Theatre (Directing).
Teaching Interests:
studio voice, acting, directing, stage movement, musical theatre history
Research Interests:
Lessac kinesensics and it's applications to musical theatre performance; integrating viewpointing, Lessac, and Stanislavski-based realistic acting into musical thetre performance.
Education:
  • I earned a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), Theatre, The University of South Dakota, 2006
  • I earned a Masters of Music (M.M.), Music, University of South Dakota, 2005
  • BA, Music, South Dakota State University, 2001
Grants:
  • CTL Teaching Improvement grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, (2012 - 2012)
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, (2011 - 2011)
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, (2010)
Awards and Honors:
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant, USD Center for Teaching & Learning, 2012
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant, USD Center for Teaching & Learning, 2011
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant , USD Center for Teaching and Learning, 2010