Department of Theatre

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Assistant Professor of Performance

Devon’s regional acting credits include the world premiere of The Tale of Despereaux (The Old Globe/PigPen Theatre), A Chorus Line (Welk Resorts Theatre), and The Producers (Moonlight Amphitheatre). As part of the SDSU New Musicals Initiative, he originated the role of Jim Franklin in reading, workshop, and studio recording performances of ‘Til Death Do Us Part by Bobby Cronin and Caroline Prugh, also serving as assistant music director and copyist.

As a teaching associate at San Diego State University, Devon has taught musical theatre history, ballroom dance, and musical theatre tap. His graduate research on secondary musical theatre education and curriculum proposal for a graduate certificate in musical theatre direction won the 2020 Dean’s Award for the School of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at SDSU. Acting credits at SDSU include Georg in She Loves Me and Grasshopper in James and the Giant Peach. Devon has also taken on roles behind the table, serving as assistant director under Stephen Brotebeck for She Loves Me and assistant music director under Robert Meffe for James and the Giant Peach. 

A classical pianist by trade, Devon spent his early years performing around Southern California and aboard Carnival Cruise Lines. As an undergraduate piano student, he won the Inland Northwest Musicians Young Artist Competition and performed with the Inland Northwest Orchestra. His graduate research centered on the piano transcriptions of Franz Liszt and his master’s degree recital featured Liszt’s transcription of the complete Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. A conductor as well as a pianist, Devon’s orchestral conducting credits include the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 and the Schumann Piano Concerto. 

Devon holds an MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University and an MM in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland. He is an Equity Membership Candidate and a member of the Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance.

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