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What Happens in the Training?
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Musical Theater Singer-Actors
Non-Singing Actors

The ACTING OPERASM ADVANTAGE
Why ACTING OPERASM?
Classical Singer Magazine Article
Where Participants Have Succeeded
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ABOUT MEMORYMASTERSTM
Benefits of Direct Memorization
Comments on MEMORYMASTERSTM

FUTURE TRAINING
DATES AND LOCATIONS


ABOUT MARC TASLIT
Who is Marc Taslit
Marc Taslit's book on acting

CONTACT INFORMATION


WHO IS MARC TASLIT?

Employment/Experience Summary

COLLEGE MUSIC FACULTY

  • Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee WI
  • University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA
  • Coe College, Cedar Rapids IA
  • Indiana University, Bloomington IN
  • Hillsborough Community College, Tampa FL

COLLEGE THEATER FACULTY

  • Hillsborough Community College, Tampa FL

PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY / ACTING STUDIOS

  • Florida Arts School, Tampa FL
  • Conservatory of Acting, Los Angeles CA
  • Charles E. Conrad Studio, Los Angeles CA

OPERA DIRECTOR

  • Erie Opera Theater, Erie PA -- Stage Director
    The Magic Flute - Mozart
    Don Pasquale - Donizetti

  • Bowen Park Opera Co., Waukegan IL -- Musical & Stage Director
    The Italian Woman in Algiers - Rossini

ACTING CONSULTANT

  • Opera Tampa Chorus, Tampa FL
    Roméo et Juliette - Gounod

CHAMBER MUSIC

  • Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro VT

  • Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Faculty Piano Trio

  • University of Puget Sound Faculty Piano Trio

  • Coe College Faculty Ensemble

  • Trio Dell'Arte (Piano-Violin-'Cello Trio)
    Debuts and national touring

  • Szepessy-Taslit Cello-Piano Duo


Publications

  • Monograph on Memorization
    registered with the Library of Congress 1997

  • Articles in
    The New York Opera Newsletter
    Audition News
    (Chicago)
    Iowa Music Teachers Journal
    The Opera Guild of Southern Califonia Newsletter
    Washington Music Teachers Magazine
    Kansas Music Journal


  • Music critic,
    The Wichita Eagle-Beacon (KS) 1970-1971

Education

  • Cosmopolitan University
    Ph.D. in Performing and Creative Arts--Honoris Causa

  • Indiana University
    Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance (incomplete)
    Master of Music in Piano Performance--Cum Laude

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
    Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance--Valedictorian

  • ACTING TRAINING
    Conservatory of Acting, Los Angeles CA
    Charles E. Conrad Studio, Los Angeles CA
    Cain Park Children's Theatre, Cleveland OH

  • SCREENWRITING TRAINING
    Syd Field Seminars, Los Angeles CA

  • SYNTHESIZER PROGRAMMING
    Eubanks Conservatory, Los Angeles CA

  • LEADERSHIP TRAINING
    Landmark Education Corporation

Principal Teachers

  • Piano
    Menahem Pressler
    Arthur Loesser
    Theodore Lettvin
    Eugene Mancini

  • Piano Pedagogy
    Arthur Loesser
    Ruth Edwards

  • Chamber Music
    Menahem Pressler
    Janos Starker
    Rudolf Serkin
    Josef Gingold
    Robert Marcellus
    Isadore Cohen

  • Vocal Repertoire and Technique
    Dr. Dean Verhines
    Prof. Franz Schuch-Tovini
    Mme. Martha Lipton
    Dr. Walter Bricht
    Mme. Eleanor Steber

  • Acting
    Charles Conrad
    Chris O'brien

Awards and Honors

  • Ford Foundation-NEA Grant
    Artist-in-Residence for the State of Kansas 1969-1971

  • Teaching Fellowship in Piano
    Indiana University 1966-69

  • Pi Kappa Lambda (Music Honorary)
    Cleveland Institute of Music 1966

  • Arthur Loesser Scholarship
    Cleveland Institute of Music 1964-66

Professional Memberships

  • AFM
  • NYSTA
  • SAG
  • AFTRA