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Theater instructor Bridget Moriarty joins Niagara University faculty


Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:30 pm
Bridget Moriarty
Bridget Moriarty

Bridget Moriarty, a highly experienced theater instructor and veteran of operatic and concert hall stages, has been named an assistant professor of theater at Niagara University.

Moriarty joins NU after serving in instructional roles at Syracuse University, Hamilton College and SUNY Potsdam.

The assistant professor position is made possible by a gift from George Wiegers, Class of 1958, and the Wiegers Family Foundation.

"We are very grateful to the Wiegers family for their generous assistance in further enhancing our renowned theater program," said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. "Bridget's well-rounded professional experience will offer our theater students another outstanding resource as they prepare for careers in performance, design and production, and other specializations."

Recent national accolades for Moriarty include placing first in the Mid-Atlantic Region National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award Competition, and earning the Mary Wolfman Award from the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The Syracuse native was also awarded the Syracuse Area Live Theater (SALT) Award for Best Musical Director (2010 and 2012), and the SALT Award for Lead Actress in a Musical (2010) for her portrayal of Lucille Frank in Jason Robert Brown's "Parade."

​​​Moriarty earned a doctor of musical arts at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (vocal performance), a master's of music from Syracuse University (vocal performance) and a bachelor's of music in music education (concentration in piano and voice) from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

Niagara University offers BFA programs in three concentrations: performancedesign and production, and theater specializations. To learn more, visit www.niagara.edu/theatre.

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