Joe Ella Cansler, Ph.D..
Associate Professor of Voice
Office location: Fine Arts Complex 210
Office hours: M., Wed., Th, Fri. 8:30-9:30 am, Wed. 2-4 pm
Office phone and voice mail: 806-651-2847
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Department phone: 806-651-2840
Department fax: 806-651-2958
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Department of Music and Dance
West Texas A&M University
P. O. Box 60879
Canyon, TX 79016
Ph.D.., Texas Tech University
Dissertation: Elements of Stylistic Unity and Variety in the Solo Vocal
Repertoire of Royal L. Brantley
MA, West Texas State University
BME, West Texas State University
Dr. Joe Ella Cansler is currently an Associate Professor of
Voice and serves as co- musical director
for musical theatre productions at West Texas A&M University in
Canyon, Texas. She completed her Ph.D. in Fine Arts with a
concentration in Vocal Performance at Texas Tech University having
graduated from West Texas State University with a Bachelor of Music
Education degree with all levels certification, and a Masters
in Vocal Performance. Dr Cansler has received many awards,
five consecutive Best Actress and Outstanding Performance Awards.
teaches studio voice, musical theatre, and performance
empowerment/first impression master classes and seminars. She has
performed lecture recitals, chamber music, clinics and workshops all
over the world.
In March, 1996, she was named as a semi-finalist in the third
Traditions competition in conjunction with the annual Savannah On-stage
International Arts Festival in Georgia. As a recipient of the Faculty
Development Grant in 1999, she performed and conducted in Italy and
Switzerland with the University of Sienna and in 2002 was Colloquium
Guest Professor and Grant Recipient with Western Carolina University.
As the past musical director of the Outdoor Drama Musical TEXAS, Dr.
Cansler worked with celebrated artistic directors auditioning,
casting, and producing professional theatre. She is an active member of
National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Opera
Texas Music Educators Association, College Music Society and
Southeastern Theatre Conferences. Her performance credits
include classical recitals, Carousel, Camelot, Most Happy Fella,
Snow White, Trial by Jury, The Medium, La Boheme, and Faust.