Samantha H. Lucas
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Samantha H. Lucas

Samantha H. L.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced Teacher and Bachelors of Music Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and Honors Graduate.

Mission:

1. To enhance each singer’s unique sound and find the most freedom in their instrument.

2. To provide each singer with performance opportunities that will allow them to build confidence as well as leadership skills.

3. To strengthen each singer’s overall musicianship skills.

4. To encourage each singer to discover their most creative and artistic expression.

About Samantha H. L.

As a teacher I encourage my students to develop a strong technical foundation, a keen sense of the body in relationship to the voice, an appreciation for the art form, and a deep appreciation for their unique artistic expression. To reach these goals I will incorporate the following methods into my lessons: a technical and mind to body based warm-up that each student will commit to memory, an educated and informed process that each student may use to take with them to their artistic endeavors (other studios, auditions, jobs, etc.), and exercises that will be based in creative improvisation and collaboration.

Recently, I have done workshops with the following professionals:

Merri Sugarman and Claire Burke—Tara Rubin Casting

Chad Eric Murnane—Binder Castin

Barry Shapiro—Herman & Lipson Casting

Victor Vasquez—X Casting

I have recently just finished my Honors Senior Thesis Project on Resilience and have been honored to receive praise from many professionals, including John Caird, Stephen Schwartz, and Michael Cole.


I have been studying voice, dance, and theater since the age of six. A Pittsburgh native and music theatre major, I have had the opportunity of performing with many regional theaters including the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Prime Stage Theater, and Front Porch Theatricals. In addition to these credits, Samantha has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra andTony-Award Winning, Billy Porter.


Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Education: Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre

Baldwin Wallace Honors College Graduate (2021)

— Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music (2021)

Awards and Honors: BW Honors Program Graduate, H. Elizabeth Howe Music Scholarship, BW Launch Net Winner, Women for BW Recipient, LaunchNet Microgrant Award Winner, HaL Leonard Vocal Finalist


Favorite TV Shows/Movies: The Queen’s Gambit, Dead Poet’s Society, Sherlock, So you Think you Can Dance

Favorite Bands: Sara Bareilles, Lake Street Dive, Shaina Taub, Elton John, Carole King

Hobbies: Yoga. Outdoors. Traveling. Writing.

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Caroline
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Sam has offered a new perspective to how I train my voice that is rooted in technique and emotion. She has helped me discover new areas of my voice and artistry. I am so grateful for her guidance.

Posted May 25, 2021

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Experience

Professional Soprano Soloist
Jan 2017 - Present

Solon Church

• Performed as a soloist with this church and community. • Performed both acapella and with musical accompaniment. • Closely followed musical notation and conductor’s instructions.

Professional Singer
Aug 2020 - Aug 2020

Cleveland Orchestra

Musical in Concert Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, South Pacific, performed in concert through a partnership with the Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre program

Professional Singer
Jan 2019 - May 2020

Baldwin Wallace Motet Choir

Professional Actor - Singer - Dancer
May 2019 - Aug 2019

Beck Center for the Arts

Samantha worked as an actor in The Beck Center's Production of Matilda. Samantha played the role of Miss Honey

Student Participant
Jun 2019 - Jun 2019

Lusaka, Zambia - Words In Action

• Collaborated with Barefeet Theatre to produce a documentary about how theatre can enact social change • Visited the historic town of Livingstone • Went on a safari to see Victoria Falls • Built strong communication skills, enhanced critical thinking and personal confidence

Professional Singer/Actor/Dancer
Apr 2019 - Jun 2019

Front Porch Theatricals

• Studied and rehearsed role from script and music libretto in order to provide the most authentic interpretation • Memorized lines, blocking, and cues as directed • Performed in numerous productions in downtown Pittsburgh • Participated in promotional speaking events around the downtown Pittsburgh area • Performed on the WRTC Radio Station in Pittsburgh • Participated in post-show talkbacks with the community

Professional Singer
Jan 2018 - May 2019

Baldwin Wallace University Choir

Assistant Music Director, Choreographer, and Director
Jun 2017 - Jun 2017

Gulfshore Theatre Playhouse

• Encouraged students to grow and build leadership and collaborative skills in the arts • Coordinated practice sessions, rehearsals, and workouts for the students • Helped students develop musicianship skills and vocal technique • Assisted in planning, organizing, and running the summer program.

Intern
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Academy

• Composed, set, and cleaned, helped with music and choreography for students • Operated sign-in and sign-out each day • Managed student lunches, including set up and clean up • Assisted in the building of sets and running of shows

Student Attendee of the Pittsburgh Opera
Sep 2014 - Jan 2015

The Pittsburgh Opera

• Participated in advanced music theory courses • Conversed with current artists and developed an understanding of this industry • Observed rehearsals of resident artists • Participated in a vocal coaching with Director of Musical Studies and Chorus Master, Mark Trawka

Education

Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre and Honors
Sep 2016 - May 2021

Baldwin Wallace University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Honors College Graduate
Apr 2018

Baldwin Wallace University

Samantha L. of Allison Park was inducted into the Baldwin Wallace University Honors Program at a pinning ceremony during the spring 2018 semester. Samantha, a graduate of North Allegheny Sr. High School majoring in music theatre, shared the distinction with 15 other rising sophomore students who were recommended for the program by a BW faculty member. BW President Robert Helmer and honors program director Dr. Amy Lebo congratulated the students on their entry into in the program, which strives for a distinctive and inspiring learning environment both inside and outside the classroom. The BW Honors Program helps motivated and talented students make the most of their college experience by joining a community of scholars dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development and community engagement. Interdisciplinary and experiential, the program offers unique courses and an enhanced core curriculum. The goal of the program is to engage the whole student, connect theoretical ideas to real-world applications and foster independent thinking. Encouraging academic exploration, the honors program can augment any program of study and expand the opportunities available to students.

Awards

Baldwin Wallace University Honors Program Graduate
May 2021

Baldwin Wallace University Honors Program

Hal Leonard Vocal Finalist
Apr 2020

Hal Leonard Vocal Competition

Baldwin Wallace University Ovation Festival
Apr 2019

Conservatory Dean Susan VanVorst

Lillian and Cecil W. Munk Scholarship
Jan 2019

Baldwin Wallace University

H. Elizabeth Howe Music Scholarship
Jan 2019

Baldwin Wallace University

Lois Zolliker Scholarship
Jan 2017

Baldwin Wallace University

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2017
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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