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Faculty Update:
We are so proud of the incredible success Phil Woodmore has enjoyed with his recent production of Antigone in Ferguson, which has toured to many locations nationally and will be traveling to Greece this year. In light of the success and the demands on his time because of Antigone and several other projects, Phil has decided to take a sabbatical from the day to day artistic direction of Allegro. He will continue to consult with COCA, teach intensives and master classes, but he will no longer be teaching his weekly classes and running the company.

We profoundly thank Phil for his 16 years at COCA,  for founding and leading our Voice program and Allegro Music Company. This is extremely bittersweet news. We are so grateful for his work with us and proud of the incredible work he is doing in the community.

We are also pleased to announce that the Allegro Music Company will continue under the leadership of a highly qualified and familiar figure here at COCA – Charlie Muellar. Charlie has been a key member of the COCA Faculty for 7 years and he has served as Music Director for many COCA Theatre Company productions. He is currently the Director of Vocal Music at Christian Brothers College High School, and has worked with companies including The Muny, The Rep, New Jewish Theater, Insight Theatre Company, West End Players Guild, Theatre Nuevo, ERA,  and several choirs around St. Louis. He is an adjunct faculty member and music director at both Webster University and St. Louis University and holds a Masters of Arts in Choral Conducting from Webster.

The Adagio music company will continue under the leadership of Colin Healy and we have both new and returning voice faculty to fill out our class schedule.