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Gerritt VanderMeer, MFA

Associate Professor
Bower School of Music & the Arts
Office: ARTS - 116
Phone: 239-590-7245

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GERRITT VANDERMEER has enjoyed over ten years of professional experience in independent and feature film, television, commercials, voice-overs and classical, contemporary and musical theatre. He has appeared onstage throughout the United States and abroad, and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity Association (unions for professional stage and screen actors in the United States.) He received Bachelor's Degrees (Engineering, Theatre and Foreign Languages and Literatures) from Purdue University, which recognized him with the Emerging Voices Award for distinguished alumni in 2010. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, where he was a teaching fellow for Acting and Voice and Speech. He was the Vocal Technique instructor at the Stanley Greene Media Center in Manhattan from 2007-2012. Career highlights include: appearing nationally as Harold Hill in the Broadway touring company of The Music Man, debuting at the Sundance Film Festival in a principal role in the film Maid of Honor and working as a company member at the Trinity Repertory Company, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe, the Pioneer Theatre Company, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Texas Shakespeare Festival and the York Theatre and others.