Matthew Nesmith

Matthew Nesmith

Associate Professor

THEATRE

W M Lee Center for Fine Arts

Phone: (605) 658-3496

Email: Matthew.Nesmith@usd.edu

Bio:

Matt Nesmith is an Associate 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

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Lessac Certified Trainer, The Lessac Training and Research Institute

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. Grant Role: Principal. (2010)

Publications:

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  • Hulac, David, Benson, Nicholas, Nesmith, Matt, and . Variable Interval Reinforcement Schedules: How a Strategy to Manage Thumb Sucking Can Support Students in the Classroom. Journal of Educational Research and Practice .

Awards and Honors:

  • College of Fine Arts Travel Fund Grant for Presentations at Regional/National/International Conferences, USD College of Fine Arts, 2016
  • International Travel & Recruiting Grant, USD Office of International Admissions, 2016
  • International Travel Grant, International Performing Arts Institute, 2016
  • 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

Presentations:

  • Nesmith, Matt. Musical Theatre Audition Etiquette.
  • Nesmith, Matt. Lessac Body NRG's in Musical Theatre Performance. Presented at the International Performing Arts Institue, Kiefersfelden, Germany. (July 2016)
  • Nesmith, Matt. Presented at the Mahidol University Workshops , Bangkok, Thailand. (January 2016)
  • Nesmith, Matt. Body NRG's in Musical Performance. Presented at the International Performing Arts Institute, Kiefersfelden, Germany. (July 2015)
  • Nesmith, Matt. Audition Door to Floor. Presented at the KCACTF Region V Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (January 21, 2015)
  • Nesmith, Matt. NRGizing the Musical Theatre Song. Presented at the KCACTF Region V Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (January 20, 2015)
  • Nesmith, Matt. Acting the Song, Singing the Text. Presented at the The Lessac Institute International Conference, Memphis, TN. (January 9, 2015)
  • Nesmith, Matt. Audition Door to Floor. Presented at the Rapid City Central High School, Rapid City, SD. (November 15, 2014)
  • Nesmith, Matt. Lessac Workshops at the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Nesmith, Matt. Performance Insights: White Christmas. Presented at the Performance Insight Series, Sioux Falls, SD, USA. (November 5, 2012)
  • Nesmith, Matt. Acting Songs, Singing Texts. Presented at the Voice and Speech Trainer's Association International Conference, Washington, D.C.. (August 7, 2012)
  • Nesmith, Matt. Supersize Your Song. Presented at the Nebraska Thespian State Festival , Lincoln, NE. (January 7, 2012)
  • Nesmith, Matt. White Christmas: Performance Insights. Presented at the Performance Insights Series, Sioux Falls, SD. (November 5, 2011)
  • Nesmith, Matt. Beauty and the Beast; Performance Insights. Presented at the Performance Insights Series, Sioux Falls, SD. (April 2, 2011)
  • Nesmith, Matt. Publishing Our Work. Presented at the The International Lessac Institute Conference, State College, PA. (January 5, 2011)
  • Nesmith, Matt. Viewpointing with the NRG's. Presented at the The International Lessac Institute Conference, State College, PA. (January 5, 2011)
  • Nesmith, Matt. "Wake-Up Call! Exploring Lessac Body NRG's to Invigorate the Body, Mind & Soul". Presented at the Region V Conference, Ames, IA. (January 2011)