Aurora University


Therrin Eber
Therrin Eber, MFA

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Technical Director Office Phone: 630-844-7594
Email: Areas of expertise: Entertainment scenic, lighting, and digital design Education:

MFA, Theatrical Design and Production with an emphasis in Scenic, Lighting and Digital Design, University of Alabama
BA, Theatrical Design and Technology; Directing, Purdue Fort Wayne

Favorite thing about AU: "My favorite thing about AU is the great sense of community amongst everyone the moment you step on campus."

Lisa Fredenburgh
Lisa Fredenburgh, DMA

Parolini Distinguished Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities Office Phone: 630-844-4577
Email: Areas of expertise: Choral conducting Education: DMA, Conducting, The University of Arizona
MM, Vocal Performance, The University of Arizona
MM, Conducting, The University of Arizona
BA, Music Education, Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Favorite thing about AU: "Aurora is a place for each willing student to grow, even past what they think their potential is."

Cristian Pastorello, DMA
Cristian Pastorello, DMA

Associate Professor of Music Office Phone: 630-844-6842
Email: Areas of expertise: Piano and music theory Education: DMA, Piano Performance, The University of Connecticut
MM, Piano Performance, The Boston Conservatory
BM, Piano Performance, The Conservatory of Padua (Padua, Italy) Favorite thing about AU: "The strong sense of community and enthusiastic campus pride."

Mark Plummer
Mark Plummer, DA

Associate Professor of Music, Chair of Music Department Office Phone: 630-844-5152
Email: Areas of expertise: Music history, opera, musical theatre Education: DA, Music (Choral Conducting and Opera Direction), University of Northern Colorado
MM, Music (Voice Performance), Roosevelt University
BME, Music Education, South Dakota State University Favorite thing about AU: "Making art with a great group of colleagues."

Stacy Searle
Stacy Searle, MFA

Chair of Theatre, Associate Professor of Theatre Office Phone: 630-844-7589
Email: Areas of expertise: Acting, musical theatre, movement, theatre for social change, Comedia dell’Arte Education: MFA, Acting Pedagogy, The University of Alabama
BFA, Directing/Acting, Northern Kentucky University Favorite thing about AU: "The collaborative effort of every office on campus to ensure student success."

Our additional adjunct faculty are working actors, improvisers, directors, arts administrators and designers from throughout Chicagoland. Some arts organizations they have worked with include Second City, Paramount Theatre, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Court Theatre and Goodman Theatre.