Marc has been an active performer, director and music director in the St. Louis-area for more than 10 years. He completed a Doctor of Music in Voice Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A native of Iowa, Mr. Schapman received his Bachelor of Arts from Luther College and his Master of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Active in both musical theatre and opera, his favorite roles include Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jim) and Siegfried (Mime). He made his Carnegie Hall debut singing the world-premiere of Edwin Penhorwood’s An American Requiem. Currently, Mr. Schapman serves as Professor of Voice in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe) Department of Music. In addition to his SIUe duties, Mr. Schapman serves as a voice teacher for Opera Theater of St. Louis’ Artists-in-Training program and is the Program Coordinator for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Spring Training program. He is excited to begin his second season with Variety Theatre to make an impact on the lives of so many young kids who deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential and shine on the stage!