Areas of Expertise: Musical Theatre
Shaun Aquilina is a Lecturer in Musical Theatre. He specialises in directing and teaching singing. His book, Musical Theatre for the Female Voice: The Sensation, Sound, and Science of Singing, is published by Routledge.
Shaun began performing at the age of 13 when he joined the West End cast of Oliver! He later moved to opera, training at the Royal Academy of Music (MA), and performing with companies such as Opera Holland Park and Northern Ireland Opera.
He is a member of the Professional Singers’ Scheme with the Philharmonia Chorus and has toured the UK, Spain and Germany.
Before joining ARU, Shaun taught singing at the Guildford School of Acting (GSA), ArtsEducational, Laine Theatre Arts, Bath Spa University, Brunel University, and Winchester University. His students have gone on to perform in West End productions such as Mamma Mia, as principals, covers, and chorus.
He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Shaun currently teaches on the modules:
Aquilina, S., 2022. Musical Theatre for the Female Voice: The Sensation, Sound, and Science of Singing (Abingdon: Routledge).