Mel Marvin is a veteran of 27 years in the theatre, with over a hundred musical, incidental and operatic scores to his credit. He received a Tony® nomination as a co-author of Tintypes and also wrote the music for the Broadway productions of Yentl and A History of the American Film. In addition to nine Off-Broadway shows, his regional credits include works with the McCarter Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Lincoln Center Theatre, Arena Stage, the Guthrie Theater, American Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse and the Mark Taper Forum (where he was an associate artist and wrote the first original score for Angels in America). His opera, Guest From the Future, premiered in August, 2004 and plans are underway for a production in Russia in 2007. As a director, he has been involved in the development of and has staged many new works, including the opera Different Fields and, most recently in New York, The Scrimshaw Violin. He began as a guest mentor at the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Program in 1989, became an adjunct composer and director in 1991, joined the full-time faculty in 1995, became Head Faculty Composer in 1998, and became Associate Arts Professor in 2004.