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POINT PARK COLLEGE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS IN DEPARTMENT OF FINE, APPLIED AND PERFORMING ARTS AND PITTSBURGH PLAYHOUSE

 PITTSBURGH, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Park College has announced the appointments of Dr. Shirley Barasch as chairperson of the Department of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts and David Vinski as managing producer of The Pittsburgh Playhouse.
 Both appointments are for the 1993-94 academic year.
 A Mount Lebanon resident, Barasch is a professor of music and director of music in Point Park's Department of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.
 She holds a bachelor of arts degree in secondary education from the University of Pittsburgh and two master of music degrees -- one in vocal performance and one in music education -- from Duquesne University. She also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
 Barasch has pursued specialized professional training in music studies through a variety of courses, workshops and symposia at the Manhattan School, the Juilliard School of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Texas Tech University and Chatham College.
 Barasch has served as composer, lyricist and musical director for a number of Playhouse Jr. productions, including "Emperor's Nightingale," "Alice in Wonderland," "Robin Hood," "Wind in the Willows," "The Canterville Ghost," "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Animal Farm."
 A writer and composer, her credits include various plays, musicals and ballets. She is also a published poet and the author of numerous special papers and programs.
 Barasch has conducted many concerts, performed in classical recitals and served as an accompanist and coach for voice and dance.
 Her community work includes serving as vice president of the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Concert Society and as chair of the society's 50th anniversary celebration. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Boy/Girls' Choir.
 Most recently, Barasch directed Allegheny General Hospital's "Home, Sweet Home," fund-raiser.
 She is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and has conducted master classes for the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) and Generations Together.
 As managing producer, Vinski will be responsible for the overall management of the Playhouse, including its budget and productions.
 Vinski holds a bachelor of arts degree from Duquesne University.
 A Mount Washington resident, Vinski has been theater manager of the Pittsburgh Playhouse since 1991. He has been a member of the Playhouse staff since 1976, serving in a number of positions, including as assistant director of the Playhouse Jr. children's theater; assistant to the general director; assistant to the director of community classes; and production manager for the Department of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts; and company coordinator, American Dance Ensemble.
 He was a lecturer in dance at Point Park College from 1976 to 1985 and assistant program director/coordinator of the Pittsburgh Folk Festival from 1966 to 1988. Vinski was appointed associate director of the Pittsburgh Folk Festival in 1993.
 He has been an assistant director for Playhouse Jr. productions, including "The Emperor's Nightingale," "Rapunzel and The Witch" and "Jack and the Beanstalk." He also directed "The Velveteen Rabbit" and "Little Red Riding Hood" and wrote "The Ugly Duckling," all for the Playhouse Jr.
 Vinski has been a guest lecturer in international folk dance at master classes and workshops throughout the United States and Canada in addition to serving as choreographer for the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, Penn State University Dancers, Dear Friends, Children's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh and Singing Boys of Pennsylvania.
 He also served as stage director for the Children's Festival Chorus' 1993 concert.
 Vinski is a member of the board of directors of the Friends of The Carnegie.
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 /CONTACT: Ginny Frizzi of Point Park College, 412-392-3987/


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