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CONDUCTING/MUSICAL DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

OPERA AND BALLET

 

Candide

Théâtre du Capitole (Toulouse)

 

Candide

Opéra National de Bordeaux

 

Il Postino (Catán)

Opera Saratoga

 

Hopper's Wife (Wallace/Korie)

New York City Opera

 

Florencia en el Amazonas (Catán)

Utah Opera

 

Of Mice and Men (Floyd)

Utah Opera

 

Le nozze di Figaro

Houston Grand Opera

 

Carmen

Houston Grand Opera

 

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Houston Grand Opera

 

The Little Prince (Rachel Portman-world premiere production)

Houston Grand Opera

 

The End Of The Affair (Heggie-world premiere production)

Houston Grand Opera

 

50th Anniversary Gala Concert

Houston Grand Opera

 

The Tender Land

Houston Grand Opera Studio

 

New Music Readings (Catán-Salsipuedes)

Houston Grand Opera

 

Lysistrata (Adamo-world premiere)

Houston Grand Opera (cover)

 

Turandot

Houston Grand Opera (cover)

 

Jenufa

Houston Grand Opera (cover)

 

Florencia en el Amazonas (Catán)

Houston Grand Opera (cover)

 

La Traviata

Houston Grand Opera (cover)

 

Of Mice and Men (Floyd)

Houston Grand Opera (cover)

 

Falstaff

Houston Grand Opera (cover)

 

Ariodante

Houston Grand Opera (cover)

 

The Nutcracker

Houston Ballet

 

Flight (Jonathan Dove)

Pittsburgh Opera Center

 

Little Women (Adamo-dir. Adamo)

Lyric Opera Cleveland

 

Lysistrata

New York City Opera (cover)

 

Hotel Casablanca (Pasatieri-NY premiere)

DiCapo Opera

 

Le nozze di Figaro

Dayton Opera

 

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Sugar Creek Symphony and Song

 

Pagliacci

Sugar Creek Symphony and Song

 

L'elisir d'amore

Sugar Creek Symphony and Song

 

Le nozze di Figaro

Ash Lawn Opera Festival

 

La Traviata

Ash Lawn Opera Festival

 

Die Fledermaus

Ash Lawn Opera Festival

 

La Cenerentola

Ash Lawn Opera Festival

 

Madama Butterfly

OrchestraX (Houston)

 

Don Pasquale

Lyric Opera San Diego

 

La Rondine

Lyric Opera San Diego

 

The Beggar's Opera (Britten realization)

Lyric Opera San Diego

 

Countess Maritza (Kalman)

Lyric Opera San Diego

 

The Mikado

Wichita Grand Opera

 

Hansel and Gretel

Amarillo Opera

 

From Frankenstein (Stefan Weisman)

Newspeak Ensemble, Merkin Hall

 

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow (John David Earnest-world premiere)

Virginia Opera

 

Underwood New Music Readings (C. Rivera, K. Froelich, D. Visconti)

American Composers Orchestra

 

Orchestral Concert (Frank Zappa, Coleman, Robison, Shen)

American Composers Orchestra (cover)

 

Orchestral Concert (S. Paulus, D. Bermel, K. Kuster, B. Current)

American Composers Orchestra (cover)

 

A View from the Bridge (Bolcom)

Butler Opera Center, UT Austin

 

Albert Herring

Butler Opera Center, UT Austin

 

L'elisir d'amore

Butler Opera Center, UT Austin

MUSICAL THEATER/POP

 

Les Misérables

Broadway (Imperial Theater)

 

The Phantom of the Opera (US Music Supervisor)

National Tour (new production)

 

Sweeney Todd

San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera

 

Oklahoma!

Lyric Opera of Chicago, Glimmerglass Festival

 

Camelot

Glimmerglass Festival

 

Anything Goes (Music Supervisor)

First National Tour

 

Anything Goes (starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey)

Broadway (Stephen Sondheim Theater)

 

Gypsy (starring Patti LuPone)

Broadway (St. James Theater)

 

My Fair Lady (Cameron Mackintosh/National Theatre Production)

U.S. National Tour

 

The Light in the Piazza

First National Tour

 

Sir Elton John (orchestrations and arrangements by James Lowe)

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus

 

Randy Newman

Houston Symphony

 

Booker T. Jones

Memphis Symphony

 

Sweeney Todd

Wolf Trap Opera

 

An Evening with Betty Comden

Rochester JCC Theater

 

Hudson Shad

Tour of Germany

 

Kiss Me, Kate

Ash Lawn Opera Festival

 

Merrily We Roll Along

Blackfriars Theater

 

Falsettos

Blackfriars Theater

 

Funny Girl

Blackfriars Theater

 

The Rink

Blackfriars Theater

 

Windy City

Blackfriars Theater

 

Oh, Coward!

Blackfriars Theater

 

A Night at the Alhambra Cafe

Krannert Center

 

Oliver!

Lyric Opera San Diego

 

Tales of Hochstein

Hochstein Players

 

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Hochstein Players

 

Snoopy!

Hochstein Players

 

Blame It On The Movies!

Hochstein Players

 

Perfectly Frank

Hochstein Players

 

Hair

RAPA Players

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Houston Grand Opera, Associate Conductor

2002-2005

 

Houston Grand Opera, Assistant Conductor

2000-2002

 

Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Resident Conductor and Chorus Master

summers, 2000, 2002

 

Santa Fe Opera, Pianist/Coach

summers, 1999, 2001

 

Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Pianist/Coach

summer, 1998

 

Houston Grand Opera Studio, Pianist/Coach

1998-2000

 

Virginia Opera, Pianist/Coach

1997-1998

 

American Institute of Musical Studies, Accompanist

summer, 1997

 

Blackfriars Theater, Music Director/Conductor

1994-1997

ARRANGEMENTS & COMPOSITIONS

 

Sir Elton John

orchestrations, choral arrangements-Houston Grand Opera

 

Gershwin songs

Joyce DiDonato recital tour, incl. Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall

 

Betty Comden

arrangements for concert-Rochester JCC Theater

 

A Night at the Alhambra Cafe

arrangements for new musical, world premiere 2009

 

The Pitch

opera scene commissioned by Houston Grand Opera

 

Goin' To The Mall

CD of original songs/arrangements-rock band Backwash

 

Tales of Hochstein

co/wrote book and co/arranged score of musical revue

 

Freedom

arrangement for Virginia Opera-over 50 performances

 

Brits on Broadway

arrangements for cabaret evenings-Blackfriars Theater

 

Together Again

arrangements for cabaret evenings-Blackfriars Theater

 

Vamp 'til Ready

arrangements for cabaret evenings-Blackfriars Theater

 

Broadway Bound

arrangements for concert-Ash Lawn Opera

 

Stages

arrangements for cabaret evenings-Rochester JCC Theater

 

-for detailed information and sample scores click HERE

 

ONSTAGE EXPERIENCE

PIANO SOLO AND CONCERTO

 

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

solo concerto appearance

 

Genesee Symphony Orchestra

solo concerto appearance

 

University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra

solo concerto appearance

 

Univerity of Texas at San Antonio

solo recital

 

Genesee Symphony Orchestra

solo recital-50th Anniversary Celebration

 

SEAMUS National Conference, Ithaca

solo performance

 

Live from Hochstein-WXXI FM broadcast

solo recital

 

AM Buffalo-WKBW Channel 7

television feature and solo performance

 

"In Your Ear" festival

solo performance

 

University of Colorado Artsweek Festival

solo recital

 

Chautauqua Institute

solo recital

 

Aspen Music Festival

solo recital

 

Dublin International Piano Competition

1994

 

Esther Honens International Piano Competition

1992

 

Aspen Concerto Competition

winner, 1991

VOCAL AND CHAMBER RECITALS

 

Hudson Shad

pianist, tour of Germany

 

Marilyn Horne Foundation Recitals

Roosevelt University, University of Arkansas

 

Extensive instrumental and vocal recitals

 

THEATER

 

Wozzeck

Tavern Pianist, Santa Fe Opera

 

Blackfriars Theater Cabaret

musical director and pianist, 3 years

 

Inner Loop Improvisational Comedy Troupe

music director, pianist, performer, 2 years

JAZZ/ROCK/POP

 

Backwash

lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist for original rock band, 5 years

 

Blue Silver

keyboardist for country band, 1 year

 

Extensive live/studio experience, various groups

 

PROMPTING EXPERIENCE

 

Falstaff

Houston Grand Opera

 

Rigoletto

Houston Grand Opera

 

L'elisir d'amore

Houston Grand Opera

 

Ariodante

Houston Grand Opera

 

La Bohème (rehearsals)

Houston Grand Opera

 

Wozzeck (rehearsals)

Santa Fe Opera

COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS

 

Anything Goes (with Sutton Foster and Joel Grey)

Ghostlight Records, 2011; Conductor, Co-Producer

 

2011 Grammy Nomination (Best Musical Theater Album)

 

Of Mice and Men (Floyd)

HGO, Albany Records, 2004; Musical Preparation

 

Cold Sassy Tree (Floyd)

HGO, Albany Records, 2005; Piano, Musical Preparation

 

Florencia en el Amazonas (Catán)

HGO, Albany Records, 2002; Assistant Conductor

 

Little Women (Adamo)

HGO, Ondine Records, PBS, 2001; Keyboards, Musical Preparation

 

Resurrection (Machover)

HGO, Ondine Records, PBS, 2001; Keyboards, Musical Preparation

 

Goin’ To The Mall (Backwash)

Transit Productions, 1995; Producer, Songwriter, KB, Guitar, Vocals

RELATED SKILLS

 

Musical Skills

Orchestration, Arranging, Jazz/Pop Improvisation, Transposition, Transcription

 

Technology

MIDI, Pro Tools, Sequencing (Reason), Synth Programming, Sibelius

 

Languages

Conversational Proficiency in Italian, German, including extensive

 

study in Italy, Germany (Goethe Institut) and Austria

 

Grammatical Proficiency in French

 

Diction

Extensive study in Italian, German, Grench, and English dialects

 

Other Instruments

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Trombone, Violin (basic)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Butler Opera Center, University of Texas at Austin

Music Director, 2009-2011

 

Hochstein Music School

Faculty, Piano and Musical Theater, 1992-1997

 

Syracuse University

Affiliate Artist, Piano and Keyboard Literature, 1994-1995

 

Faber Music Studio

Faculty, Piano, Recording and MIDI Technology, 1990-1992

 

University of Michigan

Graduate Assistant, Private and Class Piano, 1989-1991

EDUCATION

 

Conducting Study

Larry Rachleff, Patrick Summers, 1998-2003

 

University of Michigan

Master of Music, Piano Performance, 1991

 

primary teachers: Nina Lelchuk, Charles Fisher

 

Eastman School of Music

Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, 1989

 

primary teachers: Nelita True, Robert Spillman

 

Aspen Music Festival

Fellowships, Opera Theater Center, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992

 

REPERTOIRE

Opera, musical theater and ballet productions worked on as conductor, assistant conductor or prompter

Adamo

Little Women

Lysistrata (world premiere)

Houston Grand Opera
Lyric Opera Cleveland
Houston Grand Opera
New York City Opera

Bart, Lionel

Oliver!

Lyric Opera San Diego

Berg

Wozzeck

Santa Fe Opera

Bizet

Carmen

Houston Grand Opera
Santa Fe Opera

Boito

Mefistofele

Houston Grand Opera

Bolcom

A View from the Bridge

Butler Opera Center

Britten

Albert Herring
The Little Sweep

Butler Opera Center
Aspen Opera Theater Center

Britten/Gay

The Beggar's Opera

Lyric Opera San Diego

Catán, Daniel

Florencia en el Amazonas

Salsipuedes (workshop)

Houston Grand Opera
Utah Opera
Houston Grand Opera

Copland

The Tender Land

Houston Grand Opera Studio

Coward, Noel

Oh, Coward!

Blackfriars Theater

Donizetti

Don Pasquale
L'elisir d'amore



Lucia di Lammermoor

Lyric Opera San Diego
Houston Grand Opera
Virginia Opera
Sugar Creek Symphony and Song
Butler Opera Center
Santa Fe Opera

Dove, Jonathan

Flight

Pittsburgh Opera Center

Dunoyer de Segonzac, Louis

Christophe Columb

Aspen Opera Theater Center

Earnest, John David

Legend of Sleepy Hollow (premiere)

Virginia Opera

Eng, Randall

Florida (pre-production)
Henry's Wife

Lyric Opera Cleveland
Center for Contemporary Opera

Falla

El retablo de Maese Pedro

Aspen Opera Theater Center

Finn, William

Falsettos

Blackfriars Theater

Floyd

Cold Sassy Tree (world premiere)
Of Mice and Men

Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera
Utah Opera

Gesner, Clark

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Hochstein Workshop

Gounod

Roméo et Juliette

Houston Grand Opera

Grossman, Larry

Snoopy!!!

Hochstein Workshop

Guettel, Adam

The Light in the Piazza

First National Tour

Handel

Ariodante
La Resurrezione

Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera Studio

Heggie, Jake

The End of the Affair (world premiere)

Houston Grand Opera

Humperdinck

Hänsel und Gretel

Amarillo Opera
Ash Lawn Opera Festival

Janáček

The Makropulos Case
Jenůfa

Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera

Kalman

Countess Maritza

Santa Fe Opera
Lyric Opera San Diego

Kander & Ebb

The Rink

Blackfriars Theater

Kern

Music In The Air

Encores! (City Center)

Lehar

The Merry Widow

Houston Grand Opera

Leoncavallo

Pagliacci

Houston Grand Opera
Sugar Creek Symphony and Song

Lerner & Loewe

My Fair Lady
Camelot

US National Tour (Cameron Mackintosh)
Ash Lawn Opera Festival

Loesser, Frank

Perfectly Frank

Hochstein Workshop

Macaulay, Tony

Windy City

Blackfriars Theater

MacDermot, Galt

Hair

RAPA Players

Machover, Tod

Resurrection (world premiere)

Houston Grand Opera

Menotti

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Rochester Chamber Opera

Monteverdi

L'incoronazione di Poppea
Orfeo

Aspen Opera Theater Center
Houston Grand Opera Studio

Mozart

Così fan tutte
Don Giovanni

Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Idomeneo
Le Nozze di Figaro


Die Zauberflöte

Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera
Ash Lawn Opera Festival
Houston Grand Opera
Santa Fe Opera
Houston Grand Opera
Dayton Opera
Ash Lawn Opera
Aspen Opera Theater Center

Offenbach

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Houston Grand Opera

Pasatieri

Hotel Casablanca (NY premiere)

DiCapo Opera

Porter, Cole

Anything Goes
Kiss Me, Kate

Broadway
Ash Lawn Opera Festival

Portman, Rachel

The Little Prince (world premiere)

Houston Grand Opera

Poulenc

Les Dialogues des Carmelites

Santa Fe Opera

Puccini

La Bohème

Madama Butterfly



La Rondine
Tosca
Turandot

Houston Grand Opera
Ashlawn Opera Festival
Houston Grand Opera
OrchestraX
Opera Theater Of Rochester
Virginia Opera
Lyric Opera San Diego
Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Oklahoma!

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Ash Lawn Opera Festival

Rome

Fanny

Encores! (City Center)

Rossini

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
La Cenerentola

Eastman School of Music
Ash Lawn Opera Festival

Smalls, Charlie

The Wiz

Rainbow Theater

Sondheim

Merrily We Roll Along
Sweeney Todd

Blackfriars Theater
Wolf Trap Opera

Strauss, J.

Die Fledermaus

Ash Lawn Opera Festival

Strauss, R.

Ariadne auf Naxos

Santa Fe Opera

Stuart, Paul

Little Thieves of Bethlehem (premiere)
Kill Bear Comes Home (premiere)

Opera Theater of Rochester
Opera Theater of Rochester

Styne, Jule

Gypsy
Funny Girl

Broadway
Blackfriars Theater

Sullivan

H.M.S. Pinafore
The Mikado

Virginia Opera
Wichita Grand Opera

Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker

Houston Ballet

Various

A Night at the Alhambra Café

Krannert Center

Various

Blame it on the Movies!

Hochstein Workshop

Various

Tale of Hochstein

Hochstein Players

Verdi

Don Carlo
Falstaff
Rigoletto
La Traviata

Il Trovatore

Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera
Ash Lawn Opera Festival
Houston Grand Opera
Opera Theater of Rochester
Virginia Opera

Vidovsky

Narcissus and Echo

Aspen Opera Theater Center

Wagner

Tannhäuser
Tristan und Isolde

Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera

Weisman, Stefan

Darkling
From Frankenstein

American Opera Projects
Newspeak Ensemble

Youn, Sohee

The Man for the Job (workshop)

New York University

Zappa, Frank

Adventures of Greggery Peccary

American Composers Orchestra

 

Orchestral Repertoire

Bach, JS

Cantata BWV 51: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!

Ash Lawn Festival Orchestra

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb major, Opus 19
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Opus 58
Symphony No. 4 in Bb, Opus 60

Bermel, Derek

Elixir (world premiere)

American Composers Orchestra

Bernstein

Overture to Candide

Jacksonville Symphony

Brahms

Hungarian Dance #1

Jacksonville Symphony

Coleman, Dan

L'alma respira (world premiere)

American Composers Orchestra

Copland

Variations on a Shaker Melody
Quiet City

Jacksonville Symphony
Ash Lawn Festival Orchestra

Current, Brian

Symphonies in Slanted Time

American Composers Orchestra

Froelich, Kenneth

Pulse Mutations

American Composers Orchestra

Ginastera

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1961)

Gould, Morton

American Salute

Jacksonville Symphony

Grieg

In the Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt)

Jacksonville Symphony

Grieg

Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 16

Grofé

On the Trail (from Grand Canyon Suite)

Jacksonville Symphony

Handel

Messiah

Eastman School of Music

John, Elton

Various songs, arr. Lowe

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Kabalevsky

The Comedians

Jacksonville Symphony

Khachaturian

Masquerade Suite

Jacksonville Symphony

Kuster, Kristin

Myrrha (world premiere)

American Composers Orchestra

Liszt

Piano Concerto in A major
Piano Concerto in Eb major

Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb major, K. 271
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488
Symphony No. 35 "Haffner"

Mussorgsky

A Night on Bald Mountain

Jacksonville Symphony

Newman, Randy

Various songs, pops concerts

Houston Symphony

Paulus, Stephen

Erotic Spirits

American Composers Orchestra

Ravel

Piano Concerto in G

Rivera, Carlos

Popul-Vuh, Four Mayan Dances

American Composers Orchestra

Robison, Brian

In Search of the Miraculous (world premiere)

American Composers Orchestra

Saint-Saëns

Danse Macabre

Jacksonville Symphony

Schumann

Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 54

Shen, Hsueh-Yung

Autumn Fall (world premiere)

American Composers Orchestra

Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker
Piano Concerto in Bb minor, Opus 23

Houston Ballet

Visconti, Daniel

Graffiti

American Composers Orchestra

Weisman, Stefan

From Frankenstein

Newspeak Ensemble

Williams, John

Cowboys Overture
Duel of the Fates (from The Phantom Menace)
Harry's Wondrous World (from Harry Potter)
Hedwig's Theme (from Harry Potter)
March from Superman

Jacksonville Symphony
Jacksonville Symphony
Jacksonville Symphony
Jacksonville Symphony
Jacksonville Symphony

Zappa, Frank

Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat
G-Spot Tornado
Peaches en Regalia
The Adventures of Greggery Peccary

American Composers Orchestra
American Composers Orchestra
American Composers Orchestra
American Composers Orchestra

  

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