Dr. Brad Fugate teaches musical theatre (singing, acting, music direction) at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. He received a Masters in Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (1997), a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2006), and a PhD with a double concentration in Historical Musicology and Ethnomusicology from Boston University (2016). Dr. Fugate’s research focuses on the ways in which the singing voice acts as a cultural marker for gender/sexuality in society. In addition to ETSU, throughout the years, he has taught at Catawba College, Davidson College, UNC-G, Boston University, and Brown University. He has also music directed over 30 musicals. In March 2019, Brad’s arrangement of the musical My Princess Diana premiered off-Broadway at the Alvin Alley Theatre in NYC. Also, in October 2021, Brad completed his 3-year training course to become a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.