Lecturer, Musical TheatreFaculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
School: Cambridge School of Creative Industries
Areas of Expertise: Musical Theatre
Courses taught: Musical Theatre
Shaun Aquilina is a Lecturer in Musical Theatre. He specialises in teaching singing, taking students from the fundamentals of technique to the expressiveness of performance.
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BackgroundShaun began performing at the age of 13 when he joined the West End cast of Oliver! He later moved to opera, training at the Royal Academy of Music (MA), and performing with companies such as Opera Holland Park and Northern Ireland Opera. He is a member of the Professional Singers’ Scheme with the Philharmonia Chorus and has toured the UK, Spain and Germany.
Before joining ARU, Shaun taught singing at the Guildford School of Acting (GSA), ArtsEducational, Laine Theatre Arts, Bath Spa University, Brunel University, and Winchester University. His students have gone on to perform in West End productions such as Mamma Mia, as principals, covers, and chorus.
He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Singing Technique and Expression
- Performance Excellence
- Education Theory
TeachingShaun currently teaches on the module The Small-Scale Musical.
- MA in Singing, Royal Academy of Music
- MA in Higher Education (Leadership), University of Surrey (currently studying)
- Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, University of Surrey
- Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) in Teaching Singing
Memberships, editorial boards
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)