Ogden Musical Theatre is proud to offer the Ogden community and abroad unique opportunities to participate in Master Classes focused around the arts; including musical theatre, ballet, singing, acting, and more!
We encourage individuals to pursue their dreams. By becoming more accomplished in your artistic field of study, it brings you one step closer to achieving that dream. We hope to offer many different artistic outlets to singers, songwriters, dancers, actors, and others alike. Welcome to OMT Master Classes.


January 29, 2022

9am - 12pm

$40.00 per person OR $35.00 per student

Derek Furch



Derek has been involved with music, performing and directing since 1970. In 1980 he graduated from Weber State University with a BA in Music Education where he also performed with the public relations group “Good Company”.

He received an MM in Music Education with an Entertainment emphasis from Brigham Young University in 1982, and while there started the BYU Vocal Jazz Ensemble Choir and served as Assistant Director of the Young Ambassadors. He was Director of Student Programs and Entertainment at Utah State University for 20 years where he directed such notable productions as the annual Sunburst Club “Glenn Miller Night”, the Sun Valley Carolers, The Sunburst Singers, the Wild West Musical Revue at the Festival of the American West, and the Wah-hoo Revue at Sherwood Hills. He has taught choir and music theater at the High School level and at the Junior High School level for the past twenty years.

He still regularly produces and directs several performing groups involved in a myriad of venues. For the past seven years he and his wife Nancy have served as coordinators of Special Choirs for LDS General Conferences. He is also currently assisting with artistic direction of the Nauvoo Young Performing Missionaries. Derek’s biggest reward in music is to see others gain confidence as they develop their talents and build meaningful connections between them and their audiences, both on and off stage.