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Division Head, Department Chairs and Administrative Offices

Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (TAPAA)
Denton Yockey, Division Head
and Professor of Arts Administration
556-5803 CC 4730
Patti Hall, Administrative Secretary
556-5803 CC 4740
Sharon Stith, Financial Administrator 556-9439 CC 4750
Robin Guarino, Opera Department Chair   556-9540 DVAC 323
Aubrey Berg, Musical Theatre Chair   556-9451 CC 4764
Richard Hess, Acting Department Chair  556-9575 CC 4770
Jiang Qi, Dance Department Chair
CC 3723
Jean Hamilton, Director of Arts Administration
556-9522 CC 3812A
Michele Kay, Theatre Design & Production Chair   556-9440 CC 3700
Scene Shop   556-3709 CC 3480
Sound Design GA Office   556-9774 CC 1463

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Aubrey Berg

Title: Professor of Musical Theatre; Chairman, Department of Musical Theatre; Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre
Office: 4764 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Tel: 513-556-5803

Aubrey Berg studied directing at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, British Drama League (London), British Council (Stratford-upon-Avon) and with Robert Mohr, Nat Brenner and Burnet Hobgood. A native of South Africa, he was resident director and dramaturge for the Performing Arts Council and artistic director of the President Theatre in Johannesburg. He has served as head of the theater programs at Catawba College in North Carolina and Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.

Berg's productions for professional, educational and community groups have been given in Birmingham, Chicago, Detroit and London. He has won a DALRO Award Citation in Johannesburg, Joseph Jefferson Award citations in Chicago, Obelisk Awards in Birmingham and Cincinnati Entertainment , Acclaim and Post-Corbett Awards (Cincinnati). He has given seminars at regional and national meetings including the American Theatre Association, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Newcomen Society and Danforth Society.

Berg has headed the Musical Theater program at CCM for the past twenty-four years and is delighted to have graduates working on-stage on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in national tours and abroad. In 2010, he received the League of Cincinnati Theatres Award of Excellence and was elected to the CEA Hall of Fame.


  • BA, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • MA and PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.