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1979-1983 (High School career)

  • Concert band, principal saxophonist, Elwood Community High School (ECHS) (1979-1983)
  • Marching Band Drum-major (1979-1983)
  • Indiana State School of Music (ISSMA) “Outstanding Drum-major” (1980, 1981, 1982)
  • Indiana State School of Music (ISSMA) “Outstanding Saxophonist” (1981, 1982)
  • Indiana State School of Music (ISSMA) “Outstanding Vocalist” (1982)
  • Drum-major First Class Award, Smith-Walbridge Drum-major Clinics (1980, 1981, 1982)
  • Nation’s Outstanding Drum-major (1982)
  • ECHS Showchoir (1979-1983)
  • Thespian president (1981-1983)
  • SOUND OF MUSIC; Rolf; Starlight Musicals; Indianapolis, Indiana (1980, 1982)
  • TEN LITTLE INDIANS; Anthony; ECHS (1980)
  • BYE, BYE BIRDIE; Albert; ECHS (1981)
  • TRIBUTE; Jud; ECHS (1982)
  • OKLAHOMA!; Curley; ECHS (1983)
  • Recipient of John Phillip Sousa Award (1983)

While an Emens Scholar and  music education student at Ball State University, Darin was a singer-dancer, and arranger with the internationally known Ball State University Singers; a soloist and section leader for the Chamber Choir; the first undergraduate conductor for a major ensemble; founder and conductor of the Ball State Children’s Chorus; a member of men’s chorus, marching band, concert band, and involved in community music and theatre productions.

Ball State University (1983-1989)

  • Emens Scholar recipient for outstanding leadership achievement (1983-1989)
  • Ball State Chamber Choir (top choir, 1983-1989). Toured Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Lichtenstein, 1987.
  • Assistant conductor – choral department (1986-1988)
  • first undergraduate to serve in capacity of assistant conductor
  • Founded the Ball State Children’s Choir (1987-1988)
  • Ball State University Singers
  • (Singer/Dancer 1983, 1984, 1985)
  • (Arranger 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987)
  • Other ensemble participation:
    • Ball State Marching Band
    • Concert Band
    • Concert Choir
    • Statesmen
    • Choral Union
    • Symphony Band
    • Summer Concert Band
    • Summer Concert Choir
  • Studied voice with Mary Hagopian (1983-1989).
  • Studied saxophone with George Wolfe (1983-1987)
  • Piano studies:
    • Katharine Rutledge (1983-1985)
    • Holly Hughes (1985-1988)
  • Private Choral Conducting lessons:
    • Dr. Douglas Amman (1986-1988)
    • Dr. Fredrick Mountford (1988-1990)
    • Dr. Stuart Scott (1983-1984)
    • Dr. Timothy Brimmer (1985-1988)
  • Private Instrumental Conducting lessons:
    • Dr. Joseph Scagnoli (1986-1988)
    • Dr. Lewis Strouse (1987-1989)
    • Dr. Wayne Dorothy (1987-1988)
  • Performances & Directing (1984-1989):
    • JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT; Joseph; regional and professional productions throughout Indiana, Illinois and Ohio (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
    • JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT; Joseph; regional tours (1984, 1986)
    • JESUS CHRIST, SUPERSTAR; Jesus; regional and professional productions; Indiana (1984, 1986, 1988)
    • BYE, BYE BIRDIE; Albert; regional and professional productions; Indiana (1985, 1988)
    • THE SOUND OF MUSIC; Rolf; regional and professional productions; Indiana, Illinois (1984, 1986, 1988)
    • OKLAHOMA!, Curley; regional and professional productions; Indiana (1985, 1987, 1988)
    • Television special: Fred Waring’s AMERICA; singer/dancer/soloist; filmed at Penn State; directed by Virginia Waring and Len Thomas (1985, 1987)
    • THE KING & I; director; Muncie Civic Theatre (1985; “Outstanding Director – Indiana Arts Institute)
    • A CHORUS LINE; director; Ball State; first off-Broadway premiere (1986; “Outstanding Director – Indiana Arts Institute)
    • JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT; director; high school, community and professional productions (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
    • OKLAHOMA!; director; high school, community (1986, 1989, 1990)
    • PIPPIN; director; Ball State student production (1985)
    • GREASE; director; Muncie Northside High School (1986)
    • OKLAHOMA!; director; Muncie Northside High School (1987)
    • BRIGADOON; director; (1989; “Outstanding Director – Indiana Arts Institute)
  • Recent performance/directing in The Miami Valley
    • SOUTH PACIFIC; director, music director, conductor; Beavercreek HS; 2009
    • THE PAJAMA GAME; music director, conductor; Beavercreek HS; 2009
    • OKLAHOMA!; director, producer, co-choreographer; Kettering Fairmont High School; 2007
    • THE MUSIC MAN; Mayor Shinn; Fairmont HS; 2006
    • THE SECRET GARDEN; director, co-producer; Kettering Fairmont High School; 2003
    • Schuster Center’s Hard Hat Concert; National Anthem vocalist; 2003
    • Schuster Center’s Grand Opening Concert; vocalist; 2003
    • Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra; guest soloist at The Fraze Pavilion; 2003
    • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN; director, co-producer; Kettering Fairmont High School; 2002
    • JOSEPH…; director, music director; DLJH~Starlight Productions; 2002
    • GUYS & DOLLS; co-director; Kettering Fairmont High School; 2001
    • SHOWCASE 2000; director, arranger, choreographer, conductor; Normandy Productions; 2000
    • THE SOUND OF MUSIC; director, choreographer, music director; Normandy Productions; 1999
    • ONE VOICE; director; arranger; conductor; Normandy Productions; 1999
    • GODSPELL; co-director (with Geary Biggs); music director; choreographer; Normandy Productions; 1999
    • JOSEPH…; director, music director; Normandy Productions; 1998
    • THEN CAME THE MORNING; music director; conductor; Normandy Productions; 1998
    • CELEBRATE AMERICA; producer, conductor, director; City of Centerville/Community Band; 1998
    • BYE, BYE BIRDIE; director, music director, producer; Theatre Under The Stars; 1997
    • THE WIZARD OF OZ; director, music director; LaComedia Dinner Theatre; 1997
    • CELEBRATE AMERICA; producer, conductor, director; City of Centerville/Community Band; 1997
    • ILLUSIONS OF THE SEASON; director, arranger, choreographer, conductor; Theatre Under The Stars; 1996
    • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS; director, music director; Theatre Under The Stars; 1996
    • CELEBRATE AMERICA; producer, conductor, director; City of Centerville/Community Band; 1996
    • GUYS & DOLLS; musical staging, lighting design; West Carrollton High School; 1996
    • ILLUSIONS OF THE SEASON; arranger, music director, director; Kettering Fairmont High School; 1995
    • WEST SIDE STORY; director, music director; Theatre Under The Stars; 1995
    • CELEBRATE AMERICA; producer, conductor, director; City of Centerville/Community Band; 1995
    • ILLUSIONS OF THE SEASON; arranger, music director, director; Kettering Fairmont High School; 1994

JOSHUA LOGAN

Darin Jolliffe-Haas was privately tutored in musical theatre directing by the legendary director, producer and playwright, Joshua Logan (1984-1988). Joshua Logan had more Broadway hits than any other director to date, and his motion pictures have received international recognition. Mr. Logan, mentored by the legendary drama teacher, Constantin Stanislavsky, was responsible for launching numerous theatrical and motion picture careers: Ethel Merman, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Margaret Sullivan, and Barbara O’Neill, whom he eventually married. Ms. O’Neill is best known as the mother of Scarlett O’Hara in GONE WITH THE WIND. Joshua Logan later married Nedda Harrigan, the daughter of Broadway’s Edward Harrigan.

Mr. Logan directed numerous Broadway productions, including:

  • ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
  • WISH YOU WERE HERE
  • MISTER ROBERTS (also playwright)
  • SOUTH PACIFIC (co-writer, producer; Pulitzer Prise; Tony Awards; also directed the motion picture)
  • BUS STOP (also directed the motion picture)
  • PICNIC (also directed the motion picture)
  • UNDER THE WISTERIA
  • MR. PRESIDENT
  • CHARLIE’S AUNT
  • FANNY (also directed the motion picture)
  • BY JUPITER
  • CAMELOT (also directed the motion picture)
  • PAINT YOUR WAGON (also directed the motion picture)
  • MORNINGS AT SEVEN
  • ON BORROWED TIME
  • SAYONARA (motion picture)
  • AS THOUSANDS CHEER
  • THIS IS THE ARMY (foundation of the USO during WWII)