Professor of Practice
Drama Bldg, Room 123
MM, BM, Oklahoma City University
Monte Ralstin (Music Director/Vocal Coach) – worked 18 years in New York City as a voice teacher and performer. He performed in numerous regional theatres, national tours, and internationally. He was seen in the role of Mr. Snow in Carousel at Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, NJ, and Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, TX, and the national tour of On the Twentieth Century with Imogene Coca and Judy Kaye. On television, he was seen in the role of Pete with Eddie Bracken in the production of Show Boat (nationally broadcast PBS Great Performance series with two Emmy Award nominations). Monte was seen in the European production of Cats in Zurich, Switzerland, and the European tour as Old Deuteronomy, Gus/Growltiger, and Bustopher Jones. While in New York City, he was an adjunct instructor at Hunter College in Voice and directed numerous musical theatre productions. Monte is in his 17th year as a faculty of the University of Arizona. During the 2010-11 year, he received the College of Fine Arts Charlie and Irene Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching and in the 2014-15 year, the College of Fine Arts Undergraduate Advising/Mentoring Award . He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.