Selected Student Bios

Marvin Avila

Marvin Avila is a Second Year Graduate Student studying in the Classical Voice performance program at NYU's Steinhardt School.

From 1998-2000, he was the youngest member of PINTIG – an organization dedicated to presenting traditional Philippine Culture through the performing arts -- and has performed with them in various halls such as Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Bruno Walter Auditorium.

Marvin received his B.M. from NYU Steinhardt in Vocal Performance/Music Theatre.  At NYU he appeared in the productions of A Chorus Line (Paul San Marco), The Merry Widow (St. Brioche), Riders to the Sea (Bartley), as well as the ensembles of Street Scene, Ragtime and Pirates of Penzance.

In February of 2006, he had the honor of representing the Vocal Performance program in a Master Class with Barbara Cook at Lincoln Center. He also participated in a tribute to NYU alumnus and 8-time Oscar winning Alan Menken at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, featuring an appearance by Mr. Menken. Martin was the inaugural recipient of the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star/NYU Steinhardt Musical Theatre Scholarship. Recently in the graduate program, he has played the role of Luiz in The Gondoliers, John Styx in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, and Donald in Douglas Moore's Gallantry.