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The turn of the screw


**Winner: The American Prize (The University of Iowa)

"...not only suitably creepy, but brilliantly done..."
– The Pioneer Press, Rob Hubbard (The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra)

"...el director Alan E. Hicks logró la atmósfera que sobrecoge doblemente, tanto si se interpreta a los fantasmas como reales, como si se los ve como la proyección de la mente trastornada de la institutriz."
– El Nuevo Herald, Daniel Fernández (Miami Music Festival)

Teaching

AUDITION AND ROLE PREPARATION COACHING
Alan is now available for role and audition preparation in Houston as well as various locations throughout the US. Please send him a message BELOW for an appointment.
Payments are accepted in cash, check, or credit card.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
MOORES OPERA CENTER
Associate Producer and Instructional Assistant Professor (2017-present)


SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY/SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY

Guest Stage Director (2016, 2017)


MIAMI SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE/MIAMI OPERA INSTITUTE

Opera Faculty/Stage Director (2015, 2016)


GREEN MOUNTAIN OPERA FESTIVAL

Director, Emerging Artist Program (2014) 


THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Visiting Assistant Professor, Stage Director, and Interim Director of the Martha-Ellen Tye Opera Theatre (2011-2012) 

Classes Taught: Opera Workshop, Special Topics in Vocal Performance (Planning for a Career in Opera), Stage Directing, Opera Theatre, Opera Chorus 


THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

Operatic Directing Workshop (2010)


DRUID CITY OPERA WORKSHOP

Acting Teacher, Stage Director (2011 and 2012) 


SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Opera Workshop (2009-2010)
Classes Taught: Opera Workshop, Voice, Voice Class


CENTRAL CITY OPERA
Directing Staff and Director of Scenes for Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Young Artist Program (2009) 


CHAUTAUQUA OPERA
Directing Staff and Director of Scenes for the Studio and Apprentice Artist Programs (2007, 2008, 2011) 


THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Teaching Assistant (2006-2008)
Classes Taught: Acting for Singers I & II 


AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS (NY)
Instructor, Musical Theatre (2003-2006)
Classes Taught: Musical Theatre, Vocal Production, Voice and Speech


ACTORS STUDIO DRAMA SCHOOL MFA PROGRAM, NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY (NY)
Adjunct Professor (2002-2004)
Classes Taught: Voice and Speech for the Stanislavski Actor


PRIVATE STUDIO FOR SINGERS
Voice teacher and repertiore coach (2003-2008)


PUBLICATIONS
SINGER AND ACTOR: ACTING TECHNIQUE AND THE OPERATIC PERFORMER
Amadeus Press (Hal Leonard Corporation), November 2011 (Click HERE to buy the paperback; click HERE for iBooks and HERE for Kindle)


CLASSICAL SINGER 
Article: “The 'Dos' and 'Don’ts' of YAP Auditioning.” Summer 2014 (Click HERE to read)


ONSTAGE AND BACKSTAGE (blog)
Blog entry: “Great Singers and Great Actors? Yes, please!” (Click HERE to read)


THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Doctoral lecture document: Acting Technique and the Operatic Performer: A Synergy of Musical and Theatrical Artistry in a Changing Professional Environment, The University of Texas at Austin, May 2009

Doctoral thesis: The Creation of an Opera Scenes Program that Satisfies the Requirements of a Professional Young Artist Program, The University of Texas at Austin, April 2009 


MASTER CLASSES AND LECTURES
MISSISSIPPI VOICE SYMPOSIUM & INSTITUTE at MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Master classes: “Planning your career (five years at a time): Using a five-year plan to give your study and career direction and motivation" and “Preparing a role for the stage: Applying acting technique to study, rehearsal and performance.” (2018)


OPERA SANTA BARBARA
Acting master class given for the members of the Mosher Studio Artist (2016)


AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA
Guest lecturer: "Operatic America: Operatic Literature of the United States, Its History and Future, and Its Place in the Repertiore" (2008)


CENTRAL CITY OPERA
Pre-show lecture series: A little night music (2009)


OPERA IN THE OZARKS
Operatic acting master class (2010)

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