Instructors and Staff Magic of Theatre Instructors and Staff
OREGON CONSERVATORY
OF PERFORMING ARTS
Southern Oregon's Original Year-Round Theatre Conservatory for Youth

MAGIC OF THEATRE INSTRUCTORS
AND STAFF
Andrew Brock is currently the Director of Choir and Drama at Cascade Christian High and teaches music classes at Grace Christian School.  Andrew has completed Master's Degrees in Voice and Music Education from the University of Oregon, and earned his initial Administrator’s License from Southern Oregon University in 2011.  He has performed with Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival (Eugene), University of Oregon Opera Ensemble, Obsidian Opera (Bend) and at the Aspen Music Festival.  Local performances include appearances with Rogue Opera, Rogue Valley Chorale, Camelot Theatre, and Siskiyou Singers. Andrew has directed for OCPA for the past 7 years.

Laura Delgado, holds a bachelors degree in Theater Arts, from Portland State University, in technical theater work. She joined the OCPA staff family in the summer of 2007 as props master and lighting designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and has been our Stage Manager for numerous camps ever since. Laura has also been stage manager for numerous shows with such groups as Shoestring Productions, Randall Theater Company, Portland State University and Rogue Community College. Besides stage management she's designed and built scenery for Rogue Opera's Taking Opera to the Schools Program, Portland State's Second Stage Graduate Projects; designed and built props for PSU's production of Haroun and the Sea of Stories and designed lighting for multiple productions at PSU and Shoestring Productions.

BriAnna Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from the University of Hawaii, and recently graduated with a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Southern Oregon University with a drama endorsement. She has also worked on over thirty productions wearing many different hats from actress, director, and choreographer, to makeup designer, seamstress, and producer, as well as leading many educational workshops in Hawaii for youth of all ages.  Bri has been passionate about theatre since she was a young girl and has a special place in her heart for musical theatre. Some of her favorite productions she has appeared in include Bye Bye Birdie, Seussical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Marvelous Wonderettes. This past year she was a student teacher at Eagle Point High School where she co-directed their spring production of Almost, Maine.

Marcia Katzmar has taught singing in public and private schools for more than 25 years. She holds a master’s degree in music education and has worked in many shows involving youth. Marcia joined the OCPA staff in the summer of 2001 as has served as the musical director for OCPA’s productions of Treasure Island, The Wizard of Oz, Godspell, and Charlotte's Web.

KJ Long joins the OCPA team as he brings his theatre career to the classroom. He is involved with many of the local theatre venues in education outreach, stage management, design and tech.  KJ teaches for Medford Schools and runs drama club, while also working with the drama programs for the local high schools. With strengths in production and stagecraft, along with a passion for teaching the youth, KJ offers meaningful courses that offer opportunities for creative risk taking, learning to trust your instincts, and problem solving as a team. Through improvisation and character driven storytelling, we discover something more about ourselves as we learn to take on the life of another…on stage.

Don Meeker, earned bachelor's degrees in Music Performance and Education at Southern Oregon University. He has taught music to students, kindergarten through high school, for many years. He is the current director of Rogue Valley Harmonizers and has directed other community and church choirs as well. He has produced musicals including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Wizard of Oz, Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast, Bye Bye Birdie and Finnian’s Rainbow. He has performed in many musicals including Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, The Secret Garden and The King and I. Don enjoys playing the guitar and garden construction.

Patsy Meeker, earned a bachelor's degree in Theatre with an emphasis in Dance and Costume Design and a Masters degrees in teaching and education and is a special education teacher. She was the director of Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center where she produced, designed and choreographed many productions including The Secret Garden, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. Patsy has appeared in productions including Oliver! and Annie Get Your Gun as well as numerous dance shows. She teaches all forms of dance including ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, and musical theatre. Patsy enjoys watercolor, pottery, gardening and writing.