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Ian Massa-Harris-McFeely

Associate Lecturer in Music & Musical Theatre; Vocal Tutor; Associate Lecturer in Acting For Film

Ian Massa-Harris-McFeely


Ian is a specialist in Acting Through Song, Vocal Technique and working with Trans, Non-Binary and Queer voices. He is also an Acting For Film Lecturer as a specialist in SFX / Prosthetics make-up.

Recent roles include: Piangi (Phantom), Pirelli (Sweeney), Chef Louis (Little Mermaid), Clopin (Hunchback of Notre Dame), Blind (Die Fledermaus), 1st Knight (Comte Ory), Basilio (Marriage of Figaro), Torquemada (L’heure Espagnol), Giudice (Ballo in Maschera), Flora’s Servant (Traviata), Un Signore (Zazá), 1st Philistine (Samson), Dormont (La Scala Di Seta), A Hawker (Boheme), Nick (Fanciulla Del West), Spoletta (Tosca), Venditore (I gioelli della Madonna) Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Sorceress (Dido and Anaeas), Mime (Das Rheingold), Mime (Siegfried), Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi) and Trojan (Idomeneo).

Ian has appeared at London Coliseum, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Opera Holland Park, The Round House, Royal Albert Hall, The Lyric Theatre, The Bloomsbury, The Apollo Theatre (Shaftsbury Avenue),  The Warehouse, Il Duomo (Florence), Rome (various venues), Arcola Theatre, and many more.

Companies he has worked with include ENO, Opera Holland Park, Opera Rara, Opera North, London Musical Theatre Orchestra, BBC, Opera Alegria, Unexpected Opera, Midsummer Opera, Telltale Opera, Open Door Opera, Fulham Opera, Teatro Real Madrid to name but a few.

He runs a prolific private teaching practice working with Musical Theatre and Pop Music professionals and recently left his role at Brunel University after 6 years to focus on his work at Chichester Conservatoire.

Ian is a successful Film TV, Theatre, SFX & Prosthetics Hair and Makeup Designer & Artist. He is a BAFTA Connect Holder as well as part of BAFTA Crew and has worked with many personalities including, Sir Ian McKellen, Imelda Staunton, Alison Steadman, Arthur Darvill, Samantha Bond to mention but a few. On the Acting For Film Degree pathway he lectures SFX Makeup Skills for Actors.

He has worked with many brands including:  Amazon Music UK, Sony BMG, The Musicians Union, Pride in London, Pride in Music, DIVA, Copenhagen Pride.

Ian sits on the Equalities Committee for the Musicians Union, LGBTQ Committee for BECTU for whom he is also a Prosthetics Makeup Mentor and is a Trustee of The British Inspirational Trust.

Ian was one of the founders of Pride in London (founded 2012) and conceived and created the world-renowned Pride’s Got Talent.

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See Ian’s makeup portfolio site.


Ian is currently undertaking a new MA in Vocal Pedagogy (University of Wales – Trinity St. David) and will be specialising in working with Trans adult voices in Musical Theatre and Pop.

Other department members

Alison Bell
Assistant Administrator
Alison Woodward
Alison Woodward
Deputy Director, University of Chichester Conservatoire
Programme Coordinator - BA Hons Acting for Film and BA Hons Music
Alonso Mendoza-Moreno
Alonso Mendoza-Moreno
Associate Lecturer - Instrumentalist

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