Our volunteers are what keep SLO REP running smoothly. From painting sets to setting up the coffee bar, stuffing envelopes to organizing costumes, the incredible volunteers who give their time to our theatre mean the world to us.
Each month on the BLOG, we feature an interview with one of our volunteers. We have dedicated volunteers who have been with us for more than 20 years and some who have given of their time for less than two months. All are deeply appreciated and deserve a moment in the spotlight!
This month’s Volunteer Spotlight features local singer and vocal instructor, Rosalind “Roz” Crew.
Roz owns ArcSongs Voice Studio in San Luis Obispo. She holds a Masters Degree of Music in Vocal Performance from The Ohio State University and a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of the Pacific Music Conservatory.
As Associate Professor of Voice at Otterbein College (Westerville, Ohio) and Assistant Professor of Voice at The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio), Roz worked primarily with Opera and Broadway bound undergraduates. In her private practice, she has enjoyed teaching all ages and styles including original music, classical, rock, folk, Indie, Broadway, gospel, blues and jazz since 2001. She has additionally enjoyed working with various public speakers/actors for vocal health and performance coaching. She has enjoyed an international performance career in both jazz and opera. And now she volunteers her spare time at SLO REP!
Lacey McNamara asked Roz a few questions about her experience:
LM: What volunteer jobs have you had here at the Theatre?
RC: So far, just bartending!
LM: How long have you been volunteering here?
RC: One year, I think. Maybe a bit less.
LM: What got you started in volunteering?
RC: I had always loved SLO Little Theatre. It was a place for my students to, you know, “do their thing” and I’ve always appreciated that outlet for the artists in the community. I saw an email asking for volunteers and I thought it would be a great way to give back to the Theatre that had provided so many opportunites for my students.
LM: What is your favorite part about volunteering?
RC: It’s just so much fun and everyone is so friendly!
LM: Do you volunteer at any other non-profit organizations?
RC: Yes, I do. I have volunteered with National Miles, at local humane societies, and I’m the volunteer cook at United Church of Christ. I feel like I can give back by cooking a little love into the dishes I make.
LM: Do you have any words of wisdom or a bit of advice for someone thinking about volunteering at SLO Rep or tips for someone who is coming in to volunteer for the first time?
RC: Arrive a little early so you won’t be nervous! But don’t really worry. The people are so friendly and you really will have a lot of fun!
For more information about joining our volunteer crew, backstage or in the lobby, please visit our volunteer page, where you can find out more and sign up!