Welcome New Musical Theatre Faculty Member Gwendolyn Walker!

Gwen Walker

Gwendolyn Walker got her bachelor’s degree in music (vocal performance) from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in music (vocal performance) from Temple University. Her students have been in (and continue to be in) many Broadway productions, including Wicked; Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Miss Saigon; On the Town; An American in Paris; A Bronx Tale; and many others. Prior to coming to Penn State, she was an assistant professor of musical theatre at the University of Oklahoma and before that, the coordinator of the voice department at the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Gwen is an Equity actress who has performed in national tours, major regional houses, and off-Broadway. Just this month, Professor Walker completed more than four years of study in Alexander Technique to receive her teaching certificate from the Contemporary Alexander School. She is a former rock vocalist and radio jock who is passionate about healthy contemporary commercial vocal technique. Gwen is also the proud mom to two very clever young girls.

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