nyc-based composer, pianist, arranger, and music director. i do other stuff, too.

Composer/Sound Design

Theater

Salonika (w/ Julia Gytri) - New York, NY - Ongoing
you're nothing to no one to me (w/ Claire Kiechel) - Musical Theater Factory - New York, NY - Ongoing
Discouraging Stories for Lonely People (w/ Evan Enderle and Greg Wiggans) - New York, NY - Ongoing
Cosmic Processes Of Extreme Slowness (w/ Daniel Kelley) - New York, NY - Ongoing
The Lesson: Mozart+Beethoven (w/ Nolan Doran) - New York, NY - Ongoing
The Black History Museum According to the United States of America (w/ Zoey Martinson) - HERE Arts Center - New York, NY - March 2017
Pericles (w/ Alaina Ferris) - Barnard College - New York, NY - February 2017
Playmaking - 52nd St. Project - New York, NY - December 2016
Jew vs. Malta (w/ Jesse Freedman) - La Mama - New York, NY - November 2016
The Imaginary Audience (w/ Mattie Brickman) - Muhlenberg College - Allentown, PA - October 2016
One-On-Ones - 52nd St. Project - New York, NY - July 2016
The White City  (w/ Julia Gytri) - Yale Institute for Music Theater - New Haven, CT - June 2016
Lulu Is Hungry (w/ Claire Kiechel) - Ars Nova, Cloud City - Brooklyn, NY - June 2016
Madwoman of Challiot (incidental musical) - Sulphur Springs, Texas - February 2016
Larger Than Life: Playmaking - 52nd St. Project - New York, NY - December 2015
Midsummer Night's Dream - 52nd St. Project - New York, NY - June 2015
The Children (w/ Phillip Howze) - BRIC, Yale School of Drama / Yale REP - New Haven, CT - May 2015
Two-On-Twos - 52nd St. Project - New York, NY - January 2015
The White City  (w/ Julia Gytri) - O'Neill National Music Theater Conference - Waterford, CT - July 2014
Step On A Crack (w/ Julia Gytri) - Prospect Theater - New York, NY - March 2014
The Latvia Project (w/ Annie Levy) - Access Theater, Dixon Place - New York, NY - January 2014
The Vitruvian Man  (w/ Marcus Scott) - NYU - New York, NY - April 2012
The Hostage - Resident Ensemble Players - Newark, DE - October, 2008

Film, Commercial

Japanese Kite Project (dir. Chihiro Shimizu)National - March 2017
United Nations Foundation Universal Access Project - National - September 2016
StreetWrite, A New York Film Academy Student Musical Film New York, NY - Spring 2016
United Nations Foundation Universal Access Project - National - September 2015
United Nations Foundation Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Campaign - National - June 2014
JCC in Manhattan "Conversations" Theme - December 2013
PagPag (Dir. John Paul Su) - PBS Video - New York, NY - October 2012
Dare to be First (Ad Campaign) - University of Delaware - June 2011
Delaware: the MUSICAL (Online Musical) Newark, DE - March 2010
Reading Season (Online Musical) - Newark, DE December 2009
Creation (Animated Film) - Landenberg, PA - December 2009
Foiled (Short Film) San Diego, California - May 2009
EN2NE (Web Series) - Newark, DE and Washington, DC

Dance

Bread Of Heaven (w/ Kendell Pinkney and Jennifer H. Newman) - 14th St. Y - New York, NY - March 2016
timekeeper (choreo. Chihiro Shimizu) - Gowanus Arts - New York, NY - December 2013
Rushed Life (choreo. Chihiro Shimizu) - NYU, Dixon Place - New York, NY- April 2013
Tasked Phenomenology (w/ Julia Gytri and Nikko Benson) - NYUNew York, NY - May 2012

Other

NAMT Songwriter Showcase (THE WHITE CITY with Julia Gytri) - New World Stages - New York, NY October 2016
Burden - Sound Installation with Torn Space Theater - Buffalo, NY - August 2016
New Orchestrations: The White City - Merkin Concert Hall w/ The Chelsea Symphony - New York, NY - November 2015
Rated Black (spoken word by Kareem Lucas) - Teatro Circulo - New York, NY - September 2015
Kaleidoscope (original spoken word) - 14th St. Y - New York, NY - July 2015
The White City in Concert - 54 Below - New York, NY - December 2014
Black Mass: Requiem for a Dying Negro (spoken word by Kareem Lucas) - Teatro Circulo - New York, NY - October 2014
The Holiday Songbook: Broadway's Future Songbook (with Julia Gytri) - Lincoln Center - New York, NY - December 2013
Since Feeling is First (Choral; text by e. e. cummings) - University of Delaware - Newark, DE - April 2012
Take Those Lips Away (Choral; text by William Shakespeare) - University of Delaware - Newark, DE - May 2011

 

Music Director/Arranger

Playmaking - 52nd St. Project - New York, NY - December 2016
One-On-Ones - 52nd St. Project - New York, NY - July 2016
Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat (w/ Nikko Benson & Ben Halstead) - Joe's Pub - New York, NY - March 2016
Playmaking - 52nd St. Project - New York, NY - December 2015
The Children - Yale School of Drama / Yale REP - New Haven, CT - May 2015
Two-On-Twos - 52nd St. Project - New York, NY - January 2015
The Devine One - NYU, La Mama Theater - New York, NY - February 2013
Loving the Silent Tears (French music arrangements) - Los Angeles, California - August 2012
Graduate Acting FreePlay Fundraiser - NYU Graduate Acting Program - May 2012
Private Lives (dir. Warner Shook) - Resident Ensemble Players - Newark, DE - December 2010
Importance of Being Earnest - Professional Theater Training Program - Newark, DE - October 2010
She Stoops to Conquer - Professional Theater Training Program - Newark, DE - January 2010
Christmas Carol Radio Show - Resident Ensemble Players - Newark, DE - December 2009
Hay Fever - Resident Ensemble Players - Newark, DE - May 2009
The Hostage - Resident Ensemble Players - Newark, DE - October, 2008

 

Performer

World-wide and NYC venues including: Lincoln Center, BAM, Le Poisson Rouge, Manhattan Inn, La Mama, Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, NAMT, 14th St. Y, NYU, Dixon Place, 54 Below, BRIC, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, Ella Lounge, Pete's Candy Store, Bowery Electric.

Discography

Jessica Carvo, Nick Africano, Jenny & Tyler, Andrew Sheron, Julien Funk and the Painted Thief, Deltones (several),
Sing-Off Holiday Album (NBC Universal)

Choirs, Etc.

Deltones A-cappella - University of Delaware, NBC’s “The Sing-Off” - Music Director, Arranger
University of Delaware Chorale - Newark, DE & Tallinn, Estonia - Bass, composer, section leader
SCI Composers’ Choir - University of Delaware - Co-director, composer
Rochester Philharmonic Pops Choir - Rochester, NY - Bass, Section leader

 

Education

New York University (Tisch School Of The Arts); New York, NY - MFA Musical Theater Writing, 2013
University of Delaware; Newark, DE - BS Economics, BA History, 2008 (Minors: Philosophy & Jazz Piano)

Residencies

2017 O'Neill Theater Winter Residency - Waterford, CT
2016 Yale Institute for Music Theater (for THE WHITE CITY with Julia Gytri) - New Haven, CT
2016 Weston Playhouse Writer's Residency - Weston, VT
2016 Composer-Librettist Studio at New Dramatists - New York, NY
2016 O'Neill Theater Winter Residency - Waterford, CT
2015 Artist In Residence with BRIC Arts Media - New York, NY
2015 Institute for Collaborative Theater Making with Target Margin Theater - New York, NY
2015 Yale School of Drama/Yale REP (for THE CHILDREN with Phillip Howze) - New Haven, CT
2015 O'Neill Theater Winter Residency - Waterford, CT
2014 O'Neill National Music Theater Conference (for THE WHITE CITY with Julia Gytri) - Waterford, CT
2013 Goodspeed Musical Theater Writers’ Workshop - Chester, CT

Awards

2016 Larson Award Finalist
2015 Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant
2015 Richard Rogers Award Finalist
2014 Larson Award Finalist
2013 Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Scholarship - New York University; New York, NY
2008 Eugene DuPont Memorial Distinguished Scholarship (full ride) - University Of Delaware; Newark, DE
2008 Francis Alison Scholar, Alumni Enrichment Award - University of Delaware; Newark, DE

Memberships

ASCAP, American Composers’ Forum, Dramatists Guild

Teaching

Sonic Aesthetics: Listening to Music for Choreographers - Central Connecticut State University
Collaborative Theater-Making - 52nd St. Project/NYU
Piano/Voice Lessons - 52nd St. Project, Private

Other Skills

  • All Mac and PC applications, Adobe CS6, Logic, ProTools, Sibelius 7, Finale, iMovie, HTML.
  • Solid command of Hebrew.
  • Classical/jazz/contemporary pianist, choral/orchestral conducting, a-cappella arranging, instrumental arranging & orchestration, ballroom dance, guitar/ukelele, recording (live and studio), piano and vocal coaching.

 

References and Work Experience available upon request.