The Music Team provides musical expertise to a production, must have strong communication and organizational skills, and be able to work collaboratively with the show's Director and cast. It is essential that the production's Director, Vocal Director, and Conductor have an ongoing and mutually supportive collaboration. The Director communicates his or her vision of the show, and the Vocal Director and Conductor use their understanding of the show's musical demands to help the director (and cast) be successful. The Assistant Orchestra Director and Accompanist work with the Conductor and Vocal Director to aid in that goal.
Orchestra Director (Conductor)
Responsible for working with the Director in preparing the musical aspects of a theatre production for public performance.
Assistant Orchestra Director
Responsible for working with the Orchestra Director to select and organize the orchestra.
Responsible for working with the Director and Orchestra Director in preparing the singing aspects of a theatre production for public performance.
Provides piano accompaniment during rehearsals and perhaps during performances. This is a paid position.
Plays during rehearsals and performances under the direction of the Orchestra Director or Assistant Orchestra Director. This position may receive an honorarium.