School of Theatre, Television and Film

MFA, Musical Theatre - Faculty

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Stephen Brotebeck

Assistant Professor

Directing, Choreography

Office: DA 05C

MFA, Directing for the Musical Stage, Pennsylvania State University
BFA, Musical Theatre Performance, Western Michigan University

Stephen Brotebeck is a professional Director and Choreographer for the theatre and musical theatre and a musical theatre, theatre and dance educator with experience teaching professionally, at the collegiate level and in both public and private performing arts high schools.

On Broadway, Stephen served as the ... (full bio for Stephen Brotebeck)

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Robert Meffe

Professor, Graduate Advisor

Head of MFA Musical Theatre Program

Office: DA 05A

MM, Choral Conducting, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
BA, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Robert Meffe, Head of the SDSU MFA Musical Theatre Program, spent twenty-two years in New York City as a professional conductor, music director, keyboardist, orchestrator, arranger and music copyist.  His Broadway credits include: Associate Conductor of Little Women and the last six years of Les Misérables, ... (full bio for Robert Meffe)

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Laurinda Nikkel


Voice, Soprano

Office: M 223

Phone: 619-594-6042

Artist Diploma in Opera, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
MM, Vocal Performance, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
BM, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Soprano Laurinda Nikkel, hailed by Opera News for her “consummate singing and acting technique,” has excelled in a wide range of operatic roles with leading companies throughout the U.S. and holds the distinction of having sung professionally in every ... (full bio for Laurinda Nikkel)