Claudia Wier

Claudia Wier

Claudia Wier

Associated Faculty, Musicology

Department of Theater, Film, and Media Arts
Associate Professor of Teaching
231 Sullivant Hall
1813 High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Gender in Performance
  • Performance for Social Justice
  • Teaching as Performance
  • Voice and Movement
  • Devising for Performance
  • Performance Studies


  • PhD, Theatre and Performance Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • MFA, Applied Drama and Theatre for the Young, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
  • MA, Theatre, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • MM, Vocal Performance, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • BA, Vocal Performance, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Claudia Rene Wier (multiple pronouns) holds a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies and an MFA in Applied Drama and Theatre for the Young. Claudia is an associate professor of Teaching at The Ohio State University. At York University Claudia was an Ontario Trillium Scholarship Fellow and a York University Provost Dissertation Fellow. Claudia's dissertation is on seventeenth-century Venetian opera and the first universally recognized operatic diva Anna Renzi. The dissertation also covers Warrior Queen operatic roles in Venetian opera. Claudia has published an article in Theatre Survey on gender in Handel’s operasShe is a DAAD Scholarship alumna which funded her MFA internship at the Unter den Linden Outreach and Pedagogy program in Berlin. Claudia holds a Master of Music in vocal performance and a Master of Arts in Theatre Studies from Bowling Green State University. Claudia also sang professionally as a lyric soprano with the Städtische Bühne Regensburg in Germany for eight years. Claudia has taught courses at Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, Concordia University, York University, and at Eastern Michigan University. Claudia has directed for the Comic Opera Guild of Ann Arbor at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti, among others. Claudia also holds practitioner certification in the Lessac Voice and Movement method and is currently teaching courses in the areas of Art Administration Education and Policy, Musicology, and Theatre Film and Media Arts.


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