Welcome to the Official website of American tenor Marc Schapman.
MARC SCHAPMAN was recently awarded the 2012 William and Margaret Going Endowed Professorship from the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE. Read more about this distinguished award here.
MARC SCHAPMAN was recently awarded the Emerging Leaders Award from the National Association of Teachers of Singing. This award is in recognition of student accomplishments and service to the NATS organization.
MARC SCHAPMAN was recently featured in the Edwardsville Intelligencer's "College Talk" column. Read the article by clicking here.
Marc Schapman completed a Doctor of Music in Voice Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A native of Iowa, Mr. Schapman received his Bachelor of Arts from Luther College and his Master of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His operatic credits include George Gibbs in the world premiere of Ned Rorem's Our Town, Pheron in the Opera Circle of Cleveland world premiere of Thamos, King of Egypt, Des Grieux in Manon, Alfredo in La Traviata, Acis in Acis and Galatea, and many others. Peter Jacobi of the Bloomington Herald Times stated, “Particularly strong was Chevalier Des Grieux, tenor Marc Schapman. To Grieux, who—despite her betrayal— loves Manon too well, he gave quality of ardor and constancy. Schapman offered a tenor capable of sturdily, repeatedly, firmly meeting and mastering obstacles of high range and volume.” Samuel Black of the Duluth News Tribune stated, "Marc Schapman, as the young lover Alfredo (La Traviata), was the most personable actor on the stage. He seemed energized, and genuinely upset that Violetta would treat him so casually. At the same time, his buoyant tenor never sounded stressed, as he lyrically sang of his frustrated love from beginning to end." Concert appearences included Handel’s Messiah, Gounod’s St. Cecelia Mass, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. Previous students attend graduate schools, such as the Manhattan School of Music. In addition, several students have been prize winners in regional, NATS, and musical theater NATS competitions. Currently, Mr. Schapman serves as Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Graduate Studies in Music at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he teaches Opera Literature, Song Literature, Song and Poetry, Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop, Vocal Pedagogy Practicum, and Applied Voice. In addition to his SIUE duties, Mr. Schapman serves as a voice teacher for Opera Theater of St. Louis' Artists-in-Training and Spring Training programs.
This page was last updated: November 27, 2012