Athens Drive Magnet High School
Welcome to Fall 2020!
Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester! While this semester will be different than normal, we will work hard and learn! We will strive to put together meaningful virtual performances and make musical connections!
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Keep an eye out for our Virtual Winter Concert in January!
Meet The Director
Michael Santangelo is very excited to be starting his fourth year as part of the Athens Drive family. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Crane School of Music in voice and choral singing. While at Crane, Michael was a member of the Potsdam Pointercounts, SUNY Potsdam’s only all male a cappella group. In addition to his a cappella singing, Michael has a large background in recording and music technology.
As a musician, he has played for the First National Tour of Disney's High School Musical, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Branson MO production) and many regional theater productions including Tommy, All Shook Up, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, and Bat Boy. In Raleigh, Michael has musically directed NCT Conservatory's Master Summer Theatre Arts School productions of In The Heights, Jesus Christ Superstar, Crazy for You, Oklahoma, and Pippin. He has played in the orchestra’s for NCT's Altar Boys, The Little Mermaid, A Chorus Line, Spamalot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Beauty and the Beast, and Spamalot. He has musically directed shows for Theatre Raleigh, Raleigh Little Theatre, Justice Theater Project, and North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre.
As an educator, Michael has been a teacher in the NY public school system as well as many years of after school and summer theatre programs. He currently works with North Carolina Theatre Conservatory teaching voice, piano, and theatre classes. Michael comes to NC with over 15 years experience in music and theatre education.