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Northwestern School of Communication

John M. Haas

(he/him)
Assistant Professor of Instruction/Undergraduate Academic Advisor for Theatre
70 Arts Circle Drive
Room 5-195
Evanston, IL 60208
My research and professional work focus on vocal music technique and pedagogy, music theatre history, and music theatre repertoire.

Area(s) of Expertise

Musical Theatre, Music Education, Opera, Performing Arts, Voice
John M. Haas

John Haas is an Assistant Professor of Instruction and Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Department of Theatre. He advises, mentors, and supports students in the Theatre major and Music Theatre Certificate Program to moments of self-discovery as they progress through their academic journey at Northwestern.

His research and professional work focus on vocal music technique and pedagogy, music theatre history, and music theatre repertoire. He is a member of the Music Theatre voice faculty, teaching applied voice for the Music Theatre Certificate Program and the MFA in Acting Program. He also created a series of Music Theatre Repertoire courses focused on various composers such as Stephen Sondheim and Rodgers & Hammerstein. He has been a guest clinician for many organizations and institutions, including the world-renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts. He maintains professional private voice studios in Chicago, New York, and globally online. He appeared in Jeff Award-winning productions of LES MISÉRABLES and SWEENEY TODD. He was a featured performer in the American Music Theatre Project’s reading of the Boublil and Schönberg musical, LA REVOLUTION FRANÇAISE. In summer 2022, John presented a letter he received from the late Stephen Sondheim at the "Yours, Stephen Sondheim" concert at Ravinia where he also performed with the great Heather Headley, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. John is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the College Music Society, and the Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance.

Education

  • MM, Vocal Performance, Northwestern University
  • BM, Vocal Performance, Wartburg College

Courses

  • THEATRE 251 Intermediate Voice
  • THEATRE 351 Advanced Voice
  • THEATRE 354 Musical Theatre Repertoire: Rodgers & Hart
  • THEATRE 354 Musical Theatre Repertoire: Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • THEATRE 354 Musical Theatre Repertoire: Singing Sondheim
  • THEATRE 354 Musical Theatre Repertoire: The Golden Age
  • THEATRE 354 Musical Theatre Repertoire: Great American Songbook
  • THEATRE 354 Musical Theatre Repertoire: Disney
  • THEATRE 350 Voice for the Music Theatre
  • THEATRE 474 Applied Music Theatre Voice for MFA in Acting
  • RTVF 379 Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production: Podcasting
  • CMN 340-0 Internship