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BAND MEMBER

                                      Mannheim Steamroller (keyboardist) TOUR SCHEDULE Green Tour upcoming 2017
FEI (International Equestrian Federation) World Cup Finals 2017
TOUR SCHEDULE Red Tour: 48 shows, 19 states, 40 cities 2016
Universal Studios Florida 2015
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MUSIC DIRECTOR * CONDUCTOR

  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (also piano-conductor) Simpson College upcoming 2018
  Songs for a New World (also piano-conductor) DMYAT, Noce   2016
  Sister Act Cloris Leachman Award nominee for best musical  Des Moines Playhouse 2016
  Murder Ballad (also piano-conductor) Noce, Des Moines Onstage 2016
  Spring Awakening (also piano-conductor) Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines Onstage 2014
  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (also piano-conductor) Des Moines Onstage 2013
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (also composer/arranger of score) San Jose Repertory Theatre 2011
  Jesus Christ Superstar (also piano-conductor) Encore Musical Theatre Company 2010
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (also composer/arranger of score)  New Repertory Theatre 2009
  Nunsense (also piano-conductor) Dexter Community Players, MI 2009
  Grease (also piano-conductor) Dexter Community Players, MI 2009
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (also composer/arranger of score)  New Repertory Theatre 2008
  The Apple Tree (also piano-conductor) Dexter Community Players, MI 2008
  Honk! (piano-conductor only) Dexter Community Players, MI 2008
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (also composer/arranger of score)  New Repertory Theatre 2007
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (also composer/arranger of score)  New Repertory Theatre 2006
  Kitchen Play intermezzo (also singer) i Sebastiani commedia dell'arte 2006
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (also composer/arranger of score)  New Repertory Theatre  2005
  Doppio del corpo intermezzo (also singer) i Sebastiani commedia dell'arte 2005
  Grease (also piano-conductor) Derby Arts Academy 2005
  Broadway in Bellerose (substitute MD/accompanist)   Saint Gregory's Theatre, NY 2004
  Illeana Kirven's Cabaret (also arranger/accompanist) YMHA, NJ 2004
  Be a Man (also composer/piano-conductor) NWU Theatre 2003
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  Music Director of the Theatre Academy (also accompanist & voice instructor) Walnut Hill School for the Arts 2005-07

  Resident Music Director

all musical theatre productions & nightly cabarets 

(also piano-conductor/arranger)

Carousel Music Theatre

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2004 season

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  Liturgical choir director & musician

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PIANIST

The Wizard of Oz (also vocal coach) Young People's Theatre 2009
1940's Radio Hour (also piano-conductor) Community High School, Ann Arbor, MI 2008
The Baker's Wife (also vocal coach) Performance Network Theatre 2007
Disney's Beauty & the Beast Wheelock Family Theatre 2007
Seussical Dedham High School, MA        2007
Monsters! The Musical (also substitute piano-conductor) Boston Center for the Arts   2006
Cinderella Dedham High School, MA 2006
Always a Bridesmaid, Always a Bride Off Broadway, NYC 2005
Children of Eden NWU Theatre 2003
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (for limited rehearsals) TADA Productions 2003
Footloose Lincoln Community Playhouse 2003
Ed Linderman's Broadway Jukebox (both accompanist & cast member/singer) NWU Theatre 2002
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (also piano-conductor) NWU Theatre 2002
Jesus Christ Superstar Lincoln Community Playhouse 2002
Little Shop of Horrors (also piano-conductor) NWU Theatre 2001
The Wiz NWU Theatre 2000

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Pianist Live Showtune Karaoke at Noce 2016-present
Pianist DSM Folk Collective present
Staff accompanist: recitals, classes, juries, lessons, auditions Drake University (on leave, Fall 2017) 2013-present
Pianist weddings, auditions, cabarets, fundraisers, etc. 1995-present
Pianist Laura Bretan concert: Boys Town 100yr celebration 2017
Pianist IA Jazz Hall of Fame: Tina Haase Findlay induction 2017
Staff accompanist: juries, lessons, auditions   Simpson College 2014-2015
Staff accompanist: Drake Chorale Drake University 2013-2015
Staff accompanist: modern dance & ballet courses Minnesota State University 2012-13
Pianist ACDFA North Central Conference 2013
Accompanist: classes Encore Musical Theatre Company 2010
Accompanist: concert for 2004 tsunami victims Art 4 NYC & The Phuket Project, NYC 2005

Accompanist: NWU Theatre & Music Departments:

          Women’s, Show, Chamber & University Choirs & recitals/juries/lessons/auditions

1999-2003

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Keyboardist/singer Amber Dawn (folk rock band) 2001-02
Pianist Lincoln Civic Orchestra 2001
Accompanist Missoula Children's Theater tours 1999, 2000
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INSTRUCTOR

Adjunct faculty Drake University Music/Theatre Departments (on leave, Fall 2017) 2013-present
Voice instructor Des Moines Onstage 2014-present
Voice instructor Private studio 2003-present
Voice instructor Minnesota State University, Department of Theatre & Dance 2012-13
Vocal coach Young People's Theatre 2008
Voice instructor Walnut Hill School for the Arts' Theatre Academy 2005-07

Instructor New Repertory Theatre musical theatre courses 2006
Instructor Derby Arts Academy showtunes & a cappella courses 2006

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Instructor St. Peter Community Education candy making classes 2013
Instructor Boston Center for Adult Education cake decorating courses 2006
   

 

 

COMPOSER * ARRANGER SELECTED WORKS

SOUNDCLIPS

 

        Thank You for Being a Friend 

      new music composed for the 2014 Off-Broadway re-launch

 

Original music & arrangements, co-composed with Luke Jones

*Shelterbelt Theatre: 2015 includes 3 new songs

*Off-Broadway: 2014

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        Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

Original score & arrangements for vocals & 18+ instruments 

*Portland Playhouse: 2013, '14, '15, '16 & upcoming '17

*San Jose Repertory Theatre: 2011 & '12

*New Repertory Theatre: 2005, '06, '07, '08, & '09

2005-09, 2011-17

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        Barometer

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Original music for silent film short

produced by Aaron Santos, Ph.D. & his students at Oberlin College

winner of ObieReel Competition, 2012 

2012

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        Newton & the Apple

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Original music for cartoon

by Aaron Santos, Ph.D.

2009

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        Reaching for Paradise: 

        The Life & Art of Carlotta Petrina 

New score of original music for public television video-biography 

written & produced by Virginia Tufte, Ph.D.

2008-2010

 

         Be a Man 

 

Original musical theatre comedy, co-composed with Luke Jones

*performed by NWU Theatre Department 

2003

 

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         Nursery Song Cycle

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5-song cycle for Mezzo Soprano with Piano

*performed at NWU recitals & at 2003 Phi Kappa Phi banquet

2003

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         "Ave Maria”

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SATB choral piece with SATB soloists

*performed by NWU Choir on 2002 European tour & 2003 Baccalaureate

*performed by The Western Wind

2002

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        "Ave Maria”

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Soprano/Mezzo Soprano/Tenor piece with Piano 

*performed on NWU recitals & at St. Paul United Methodist Church

2002

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        Wedding ceremonial music, commissioned

2000-present

        Choral pieces for NWU Show Choir & Men's Glee 2000-02

        Music commission for A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Grand Island High School, NE

2001

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SINGER 

PERFORMANCE RESUME & SOUNDCLIPS

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..VISUAL ARTIST

PORTFOLIO

 

Book illustrator (60+ ink drawings)Pieces: Embroidered by Memory by Virginia James Tufte (Graphics Press)  2013
Artist: pen & ink commission for Wolf Run Nature Preserve, Wakeman, OH 2012
Freelance cake decorator 1990-present
Cake decorator: Cake Man Raven Confectionery 2005
Pet portrait artist   2003-present
Artist/designer: Corporate tourism logo: Long Pine, NE Chamber of Commerce 1996
Book cover illustrator: How to Love a Basketcase by Jan Ford (private publication)  1996

 

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EDUCATION

B.A. in Music, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2003 * 3.96 GPA (4.0 scale) * High Distinction honors

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SPECIAL SKILLS
Sightreads vocal & piano music easily  *  Plays piano from lead sheets
Improvises on piano  *  Transcribes music  *  Skilled with music notation software 
Draws & paints  *  Crafter: decorative painting, greeting cards, "found" art
Sewing  *  Woodworking  *  Candy making