Guest Artist, Western Nebraska Community College
Dr. Patrick Newell is the Director of Choral Activities at Western Nebraska Community College, the Choral Director at First United Methodist Church of Scottsbluff, the Director of Riversong Chancel Singers, and the Artistic Director of Theatre West Nebraska. With 25 years of academic teaching experience, Dr. Newell has a diverse teaching portfolio in the areas of Opera, Musical Theatre, and Art Song as a teacher of singing, conductor, and stage director. His students have worked for Disney, Off-Broadway, National Tours, military bands, cruise lines, regional theatres, amusement parks, and web series. Nationally and Internationally recognized as a teacher of the Sweetland Belt Technique, he has presented and taught at multiple conferences and music festivals. His newest project is to open a bi-yearly School of Belting in Italy to teach teachers the Sweetland Belt Technique.