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A splash of resistance: Conducting students practice in the pool

Sep 14, 2018

As the saying goes, resistance is futile. Or is it?

In the world of instrumental conducting, resistance is imperative in teaching would-be conductors the proper billowy physical motions of the baton. The feeling is similar to buoyancy or weightlessness.

It’s a difficult concept to demonstrate, so Professor Jon Waters took an unconventional approach. For two class sessions recently, the pool at the Tiffin Community YMCA became a classroom for Jon and his seven students, who learned that water naturalizes the motion of conducting.

'The Music Man' coming to Gundlach stage

Sep 7, 2018

Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre kicks off the 2018-19 performance season with its rendition of Meredith Willson’s classic romantic musical comedy “The Music Man” later this month.

Theatre: Get ready for an amazing ride

Jul 31, 2018

More than 5,000 people enjoyed a ‘Berg theatre production during the 2017-18 season. Growing on that success, the School of Music & Theatre will examine the complexity of humanity’s relationship with faith during its 2018-19 theatre season, recently announced by Director Stephen Svoboda.  

Heidelberg offering new junior high/high school musical theatre program

Jul 16, 2018

One of the most popular programs of Heidelberg University’s Community Music School has been the Children’s Musical Theatre Program. This fall, the CMS is taking it to the next level, launching a new musical theatre program for middle school and high school students.

Countdown to Commencement: Teddy & Haley (Schreiner) Berger

May 7, 2018

Just like more than 2,100 alumni couples, graduating seniors Teddy and Haley (Schreiner) Berger found their happily ever after at Heidelberg. They just sealed the deal sooner than most.

The stars collided for Teddy, who is from Topeka, Indiana, and Haley, who from Bascom, Ohio, when they pursued their love for music and theatre as Heidelberg freshmen.

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