HPU Music and Theatre Students Train with Broadway Duo


HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 10, 2011 ? The High Point University departments of music and theatre are hosting several events led by Broadway stars Mark Ledbetter and Jen Taylor on Feb. 14 and 15. Several master classes and workshops for students will be held in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, along with a free concert.

Among the events hosted, HPU students involved in the upcoming spring 2011 production, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will have the opportunity to work with Ledbetter and Taylor during rehearsals. Students will also participate in events such as an audition song workshop or a 1920s style and choreography class.

Ledbetter has performed in numerous films, albums and Broadway productions including “The Producers,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “West Side Story,” Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” cast album and “It Runs in The Family.”

Additionally, Taylor has also performed in many productions including “The Apple Tree” alongside Kristen Chenoweth, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “The Full Monty.

Ledbetter and Taylor, who are engaged to be married in May 2011, are both currently performing on Broadway in Disney’s “Mary Poppins.”

The short concert will be held in the Pauline Theatre at 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 and is open to the public.

“These are two of the hardest working folks in the industry,” says Scott MacLeod, faculty member in the HPU Department of Music. “They are great role models ? not only for HPU performance majors, but for all students who seek to successfully market their own abilities. They are proof that perseverance, talent, and kindness are a winning combination.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

Chris Dudley

Vice President and Chief of Staff


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