Music Direction and Adapting/Arranging
I have had the pleasure of music directing everything from children's theatre to murder musicals, Golden Age to punk ruck, and chamber opera to post-apocalyptic plays.
I consider myself a storyteller first and foremost. I believe the music is part of the text, and will always help performers tie together their acting and music choices, giving music notes from a standpoint of furthering the action. That said, I ensure singers are employing healthy vocal technique at all times.
My work as an adapter and arranger of musicals for actor-musicians has been recognized across the country. My actor-muso productions have ranged from Romantic period music and operettas to country-western inspired pieces and contemporary rock. I believe in adapting around the talent. My vocal, harmonic and instrumental arrangements can be built entirely around the performers' strengths. This includes creating vocal arrangements that recognize trans singers and GNC performers.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are of paramount importance to me. I am most passionate about projects and companies that embody these ideals and work towards them proactively. If we work together on a project, I commit to helping you hire inclusively onstage, backstage, and in the pit.
As a pit conductor, I specialize in small ensembles and conducting from the piano. I have a great deal of experience with pit reductions, and enjoy making a smaller pit ensemble sound like a larger group.
In all cases, professional quality sheet music is created on Sibelius and provided as PDFs.