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John Haas
Assistant Professor of Instruction/Undergraduate Academic Advisor for Theatre
Theatre; Undergraduate Advising

70 Arts Circle Drive
Room 5-195
Evanston, IL 60208

John 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. 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.


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


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