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Teaching Character through Performance

Faculty

David M. Krudwig

Theatre Deptartment Head - Technical Director - Director
David KrudwigDavid Krudwig is a seventeenth-year teacher at Parkview High School. David was the first to separate "Drama" classes into Technical Theatre and Acting courses; he was also the first to offer Dual Enrollment credit for theatre coursework in the Springfield Public School District. Mr. Krudwig also co-founded the Springfield Missouri Cappies Chapter. Cappies recognizes excellence in high school theatrics. Parkview is also the only school to be nominated in both Best Play and Best Musical Awards for all five years the Cappies have existed in the Springfield area. Mr. Krudwig earned his Master's Degree in Directing in 2014 from the prestigious Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Chicago Illinois. He is a 2000 graduate of Missouri State University's Theatre and Dance Department and a proud four-year veteran of Missouri State University's summer professional Tent Theatre, where he worked as actor, master carpenter and assistant technical director. Under Mr. Krudwig's direction the Parkview Theatre Department is the only Springfield school to have a performance selected to perform at the prestigious International Thespian Festival and MSHSAA District Champions in the One-Act Play. Some of Mr. Krudwig's students have gone on to study at such universities as Roosevelt University in Chicago, North Carolina School for the Arts in Winston-Salem, Webster Univesity St. Louis, MO, Evansville University, IN, and NYU. Mr. Krudwig moonlights as an actor in local TV, radio, and independent films. Mr. Krudwig and his wife Brandy have three daughters, Liberty, Lillian & Genevieve.

Sadie Busch

Theatre Assistant - Director
buschSadie Busch received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Northwest Missouri State in 2013. She sang in Tower Choir, Madraliers, and the show choir, Celebration, and made appearances in musicals, faculty recitals, and student recitals. During her undergraduate studies, she learned American Sign Language. She went on and pursued a Masters in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Missouri State University and graduated in 2016. She has joined the Parkview teaching staff as the American Sign Language instructor.

Victoria Billington

Choreographer
billingtonVictoria Billington received her BFA in Dance Performance from Missouri State University in 2014. While working on her degree, she danced in Inertia Dance Company (artistic director Darryl Clark). In the Spring of 2015, she debuted as a choreographer for Inertia. Victoria now works as Education Coordinator for the The Springfield Dance Alliance. As well as having a passion for dance, Victoria has always had a passion for music. Winning national and state honors with her piano and voice performance, she now teaches piano and voice at Point Performing Arts. She also holds the position of Assistant Competition Team Director for Point Performing Arts, teaching and choreographing for children of all ages. She has a love of music and believes wholeheartedly in what dance can do for a person’s quality of life; more specifically, the notion of self-discovery.

Nathan Cook

Vocal Director (Fall Musical)
Nathan CookNathan Cook is thrilled to be joining the team at Parkview High School. Mr. Cook is in his 5th year of teaching, after having taught music in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Vancouver, Canada. In addition to being active in the classroom, Mr. Cook served as the founder and director of the Chiang Mai Children’s Chorus and the Chiang Mai Chorus, and as the conductor of the University of British Columbia Women’s Choir and Chamber Choir. Mr. Cook graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Vocal Music Education, and completed master’s coursework at the University of British Columbia. At Parkview, Mr. Cook directs the Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Chamber Choir, and teaches AP Music Theory. He is proud to be a part of the tradition of excellence and the spirit of care that have existed for so many years at PHS, and is thankful for his wife, Anna for her continual belief and support.

Samantha Silver

Orchestra Conductor (Fall Musical)
Samantha SilverBio Coming Soon...

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