School of Music
Associate Professor, Voice/Soprano
Graduate Program Coordinator
Vocal Studies Coordinator
Dr. Bauer's favorite roles include: Anne Truelove from “Rake's Progress,” Marie from the “Daughter of the Regiment,” and Mrs. Grose in “Turn of the Screw.” Dr. Bauer also has served as musical director for many musical productions such as “Guys and Dolls,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” and more.
Dr. Bauer is the director of Western’s Opera Workshop Ensemble. This ensemble excerpts scenes from opera and operetta and performs with costumes and sets. This ensemble also tours in the spring semester. In addition to performances in the western North Carolina region, Dr. Bauer performs with The Broadway Bunch, a women’s quartet.