Position: Adjunct Instructor, Voice-Contemporary Voice
Employed Since: 2022
B.M., M.M., Oklahoma City University
Marita Stryker is a voice and movement specialist, an NCVS-trained PAVA-recognized vocologist, and certified yoga instructor and functional breath coach. Prior to her time at Shenandoah Conservatory, she was an associate professor of music within the musical theatre course at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Japan, and has served as adjunct voice faculty at Oklahoma City University. She is the founder of Body Mind Voice Studio, combining her passion for accessible voice education, embodied movement and mindbody practices. Her students can be seen in Broadway, off-Broadway, national tour and many regional productions, as well as popular music venues around Central Texas. She has coached performers for Frank Wildhorn & Friends in Tokyo, “America’s Got Talent” and Disney. She is a critically acclaimed performer and proud member of Actors Equity, holding many regional theater credits (Music Theatre Wichita, Austin Musical Theatre, Zach Theatre, State Theatre, Zilker Theatre Productions), United States and international concerts, New York City readings and workshops of new works, and contracts aboard Celebrity Cruises and Holland America Line; most uniquely the original cast of “Reflection” (a classic rock-cirque show), the Tokyo Japanese/English production of “The Last Five Years” and the U.S. national tour of John Doyle’s “Sweeney Todd.” She holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from Oklahoma City University where she studied with the legendary Florence Birdwell, and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Music Arts in Pedagogy – Voice (concentration voice science) at Shenandoah University. Member of NATS (2022 Intern Program), AEA, PAVA, MTEA and The Voice Foundation.