Music/ Musicians for hire

Broadway to Remain Closed Through 2020

Official Press Release from The Broadway League:  The Broadway League Announces Fall Performance Cancellations While Working on Protocols For Curtains To Rise Again Broadway Theatres Extend Ticket Refunds and Exchanges through January 3, 2021 Tickets For Early 2021 To Go On Sale In Coming Weeks New York, NY – June 29, 2020 – The Broadway League announced today that Broadway performances in New York City will be suspended through the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19. The League has released updated information regarding performance cancellations and ticketing. Broadway theatres are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for all performances through January 3, 2021. The Broadway League continues to work with city and state officials as well as leaders in science, technolog...

COVID-19 and Insturment Cleaning

via namm.org Following review with the CDC, the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations), NAfME and The NAMM Foundation have created guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period. These guidelines cover the following: Sterilization vs. Disinfection Instrument Hygiene Mouthpiece Cleaning String Instrument Cleaning Choosing a Disinfectant Download the PDF here. View Original Article

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

For more information on the following, please visit: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/ This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc. What this list IS: an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines. What this list IS NOT: a place to promote individual artist practices (we love you, but we’re not equipped for that); a place to promote fee for service work; or a pla...

New Online Auditions for Universal Studios Signapore

About the Auditions Universal Studios Singapore is looking for talented performers to join our team for a range of new and exciting in-park opportunities! Successful applicants should expect to work indoors/outdoors and be part of our world class entertainment program for daily operations and seasonal events. If you have a passion for bringing famous characters to life, then this is the job for you! Universal Studios Singapore will be moving our audition process to the online platform. This will allow applicants from all around the world to be considered to join our exceptional team! Documentation Submission of headshot and resume / CV are only accepted in .pdf format only. Relocation All participants must be willing to relocate to Singapore for up to 12 months. Contract lengths may vary d...

Preventing Overuse Injuries and Playing Pain-Free for Musicians

When the average person thinks about an athlete, often they bring up the risks and injuries that occur while playing their sport. When thinking about musicians, you might find that injury is often overlooked. Dr. Noa Kageyama from Bullet Proof Musician had the opportunity to interview Janet Horvath, the former associate principal cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra and author of Playing (Less) Hurt: An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians. In this informative chat, they discuss the role of repetition injuries, taking advantage of “mini breaks”, musicians’ posture, and more. VIEW ARTICLE & LISTEN HERE Resources Mentioned in the Interview: The custom-fitted Musicians Earplugs, by Etymotic Research (mentioned at 39:30): Musicians Earplugs The disposable, single-use Howar...

Halloween Playist: Broadway Edition

Looking to spice up your Halloween playlist this spooky season? Whether it’s a bad night at prom with CARRIE, a terrible visit at the “Dentist”, or a little lilting tune about death being just “Around the Corner”, here are 13 haunting show tunes to listen to this All Hallows Eve. (But beware the unlucky number #13!) VIEW ARTICLE via www.broadwaydirect.com

Lori Schiff: On How Alexander Technique Can Enhance Learning and Performance Under Pressure

What is Alexander Technique, and how can musicians benefit from it? How is it learned? Bulletproof Musician answers these questions and more in a sit down chat with Alexander Technique expert Lori Schiff. READ ARTICLE via www.bulletproofmusician.com

Pittsburgh CLO 2019 Summer Season Auditions

What:  Auditions for Pittsburgh CLO’s 2019 Summer Season – GREASE, OKLAHOMA!, PETER PAN, ROCK OF AGES and ONCE. Who: Trained Singers, Dancers, Character Actors, and Actor/Musicians. Please note that Chorus Members must be able to sing and dance. Most age-appropriate roles are cast from the chorus auditions. We recommend those under the age of 30 should attend singer and dancer auditions. Children’s roles under the age of 18 will be cast from students of the Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater. For information regarding the Academy please call 412-281-2234. The audition date for children is February 10, 2019 GREASE, OKLAHOMA!, PETER PAN and ROCK OF AGES When:    Thursday, February 14th Friday, February 15th Saturday, February 16th Where: Benedum Center 719 Liberty Av...

StrawHats: Calling all Technical Theatre Artists & Administrators!

    Calling all Technical Theatre Artists & Administrators! Post your profile and resume online free of charge and be front-and-center for employment opportunities in summer stock theaters, regional theaters, and special production companies. You’ll have access to what the theaters are doing this season, what positions are open and who to contact… if they don’t contact you first. Create a profile page and post your resume to be part of our talent database Directors, Music Directors, Musicians, Choreographers and Stage Managers (Union and non-union) are welcome Directors & Choreographers; Music Directors & Accompanists; Designers (Set, Scenic Design, Lighting, Costumes, etc.): provide links to personal websites, YouTube, Vimeo, Sound Cloud, etc. to promote your work ...

2019 Kings Island Auditions

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10 Lessons Songwriting Duo Kooman & Diamond Have Learned from Working in Television

BY MICHAEL KOOMAN & CHRISTOPHER DIAMOND via www.breakingcharactermagazine.com Over the course of the last few years, we have had the privilege of serving as songwriters for the Disney Junior animated TV series “Vampirina,” which follows a family of friendly vampires who have recently moved from their home in Transylvania to Pennsylvania.  By the end of the show’s second season, we will have written 100 songs. As lifelong Disney nerds, this opportunity has been a dream come true. We’ve had the chance to work with an amazing cast featuring some of our childhood voiceover heroes like Cree Summer, as well as a number of Broadway icons such as Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Christian Borle. Needless to say, however, for theatre songwriters who had never previously written songs fo...

2018 Tony Award Winners

BY ADAM HETRICK via www.playbill.com The intimate chamber musical The Band’s Visit, which transferred to Broadway last fall following a sold-out world-premiere run at the Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway, was the biggest winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, which were presented June 10 at Radio City Music Hall. Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk Matthew Murphy Tony voters responded to composer David Yazbek and playwright Itamar Moses’ adaptation of the 2007 film by Eran Kolirin about an Egyptian police band stranded in a remote village in the Israeli desert, awarding it ten Tony Awards in total, including Best Musical. The Band’s Visit earned Tony Awards for Best Original Score, Best Book, Best Direction (David Cromer), Best Orchestrations (Jamshied Sharifi), Best Sound Design (Kai Hara...