Dr. William Nield Christensen Dr. Christensen is a Santa Barbara native who holds the B.A., M.A., M.M., and the D.M.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara with additional vocal training at the School of Music at Indiana University. He has taught voice at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of California at Santa Barbara Summer Sessions Young Artist Vocal Institute, Westmont College, the School of Music at Indiana University, the Cate Preparatory School, and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Dr. Christensen has been a full time voice faculty member at Oklahoma City University for the past 12 years and is excited to return to Santa Barbara for this workshop!
Terrell Sledge Terrell Donnell Sledge was born and raised in San Diego, CA. Sitting in on his older brother's theatre classes, Terrell became fascinated with performance and expression. Terrell first performed on stage at the age of 6. A graduate of Yale University, Terrell received his B.A. in Theatre Studies, before going to receive his M.F.A. from Brown University/Trinity Rep Program. Having founded a youth leadership and advocacy program in San Diego, youth empowerment and education have always been one of Terrell's passions and he is proud to continue those efforts working with students, educators, artists and lovely people from around the world. Terrell has worked as both an educator and program advisor for The Annie E. Casey Foundation's: Making Connections Providence, the American Place Theatre and Democracy Prep Charter School and Yale-Dixwell Community Learning Center. Terrell believes that change is something you live and embody in such a way that it infects the world.