Theatre Arts Department
Rehearsal and Performance
Daniel Trevino, Associate Faculty
As an educator, director and performer, Daniel Trevino brings his enthusiasm and passion for the performing arts to Saddleback College. For over 25 years, Daniel has been honing his craft as a director and educator. Driven by his pursuit for excellence, he brings to the Saddleback team a unique and valuable combination of teaching, musical, and directing skills. His students have regularly been recognized for their skills, musicality, acting, and professionalism in local and state competitions, college and scholarship auditions, musical theatre and dramatic roles.
Mr. Trevino holds a B.A. and Masters degree in Music (Vocal Performance) and Theatre, with additional training and study at Aspen Music School, South Bank (London, England), UCLA, and USC. He has studied with such noted teachers as John McCollum, Madelaine Millaud, Hans Heinz, Emerson Buckley, Gerald Moore, Roger Wagner, Howard Swan, Paul Salamunovich and Robert Shaw. Daniel's diverse background includes performing for two seasons with the Central City Opera, Central City, Colorado; singing with the Pacific Chorale for three years; and Vocal Coach for the Fox Network show "The Great Pretenders". He was founder and Artistic Director of South Coast Musical Theatre and Irvine Civic Light Opera. Daniel has directed over 50 musicals and 30 plays, many winning awards. He received the Los Angeles Drama Logue award, Best Director 1992, for Pacific Overtures. Favorite musicals he has directed are Sweeney Todd, Nine, Phantom, Side Show, Les Miserables, Urinetown, the Musical, Company, Evita, Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon, and Singin' in the Rain.
One of Mr. Trevino's goals has been to make a profound difference in the lives of students while striving to touch their minds and improving their skills.
Department of Theatre Arts
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692