Anne Bentz is an Associate Professor of Voice and the head of the voice area. Her experience in and passionate interest in Opera has led to the founding of The New Castle Lyric Opera Company of which she is the Executive Director. Since its inception the company has sponsored two fundraisers with Operatic entertainment - "A Taste of Opera I and II, Opera Schmooze at the Historical Society, an booth at the New Castle Arts Festival and "Love and Opera"-an opera ball at the Scottish Rite Cathedral all of which have sponsored recent Westminster Alums. Dr. Bentz has been active in the Tri State Chapter of The National Association of Teachers of Singing since 2001- holding the offices of Treasurer for 8 years and President for 4 years. She is also active in the community as the choir director of West Middlesex United Methodist Church, an active soloist in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area and locally in New Castle - Messiah soprano soloist -2011, New Castle Music Club-2012 soloist and recently elected Vice President. She is an active presenter nationally at the Classical Singer Convention in Los Angeles (2010) and locally with PMEA.