Curriculum Vitae updated Sept. 2017

September 5, 2019

It's long, but I'm versatile and open to anything new.




Musical Direction, Keyboards, Vocal Coach, Repertoire Coach,

Transcriptions, Arrangements, Composition, Sound Design


Contact Information:

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Wolfville, N.S.                                                                              

B4P 1V9                                                                                      


Curriculum Vitae


1985 Dalhousie University Graduate in Piano Performance.

Graduate studies in piano performance, Western University. (Ronald Turini)

Private Voice studies with Deborah Jeans, 1995 -1997.

Vocal Workshops with Michael Warren 1996 -1997.

Composition studies with Dr. D. Farrell 1999 - 2000.





2017:  Voice and Speech instructo, Acadia University

2016/2017:  Piano Insturctor, accompanist  Acadia University

2014:  Voice and Speech Instructor Acadia University

2013/2014: classroom music instructor, New Booker School, Wolfville

2013: guest instructor, voice and speech, Acadia Theatre Studies

2012:  Director and Instructor with Stage Power Schools (private instruction)

2006-2007- music theatre instructor (head) Acadia University School of Music

2000-2001 - singing instructor Dalhousie University Theatre Program

1999-2000 - singing instructor Dalhousie University Theatre Program

1992-1993 - singing instructor Dalhousie University Theatre Program

1986 - piano instructor Canadian Conservatory

1980 to present -  private musical instruction (piano, theory - conservatory style and functional).

1985 to present -  private vocal coach/repertoire coach/audition preparation.



2012:  Sterling Award “Outstanding Production”  (musical director/pianist), Chicago

2011:  “Best Musical Direction:  Merrit Award Nominee (musical direction, arrangements)  Jacques Brel

2010:  Betty Mitchell Award Nominee “Outstanding Musical Direction” (co-musical director) (British Invasion)

2010:  Merrit Award Nominee:  Outstanding Musical Direction  (Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well)

2009:  Sterling Award Nominee “Outstanding Musical Direction” ( Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)

2007 ECMA recipient for Best Children’s Recording (Anne and Gilbert) , co-producer and original Musical Director (World Premier in 2005)



2002: Composed, performed and recorded original score for independent film Quilts (Original Six productions- Brian Heighton producer, director, writer), aired by CBC in 2003.






Sound Design/Composition - from 1989., for Neptune Theatre, Acadia Theatre Productions, Dalhousie University Theatre Department, Ship’s Company

Provincial Music Competition: official Music Theatre Accompanist, 2017

Annapolis Valley Honour Choir 2016 - present:  Rehearsal and performance accompanist, Senior and Junior Choirs

Concert Accompanist for various classical instrumental and choral concerts, musical theatre and opera across Canada and the U.S..

Audition Pianist since 1982.



AFM local 571,  NSRMTA.,CMTA


Professional Productions


Production:                              Company/Director:                       Function:


The Last 5 Years                          Neptune Theatre                         Arranger, Musical Director

                                                       Marcia Kash                                 Pianist


Hooked: A Christmas                 Neptune Theatre                         Arranger, Musical Director,

Pantomime                                  Jeremy Webb                               Keyboards, Conductor

Cinderella: A Summer              Neptune Theatre/                         Arranger, Musical Director

 Pantomime                                 Jeremy Webb                                Keyboards, Programmer,



Cinderella: A Christmas            Neptune Theatre/                         Arranger, Musical Director

 Pantomime                                 Jeremy Webb                                Keyboards, Programmer,


Mama Mia                                     Neptune Theatre                          Keyboard

                                                        Jeremy Webb 


Unexpectedly Trans                    Toronto/Halifax Fringe                 Arranger/track               

                                                       M. Hanlon MacGregor                  recording

I’m Your Man: The music of       Chester Playhouse                        Piano, Arranger

L. Cohen                                        M Martin

Anton in Show Business             Acadia Theatre Productions        Sound Design/mentor

                                                       Robert Seale

I Do I Do                                        Valley Summer Theatre                   Piano

                                                       P. Halstead


Anne and Gilbert                         National Arts Centre                        Musical Director/        

                                                       M. Irving                                             Piano/Conductor

Broadway On Argyle                 Off The Leash/Willpower                   Musical Director/

                                                     C. Lejeune                                            Arranger,Conductor

Anne and Gilbert                      Campbell Webster/The Guild         Piano/Musical Director

                                                      M. Irving                                              Conductor      


Chicago                                       Mayfield Theatre                             Co-musical 

                                                     R. Jenkins                                           director/keyboards 

                                                                                                                 vocal director


You’re a Good Man. Charlie     Chester Playhouse                           Musical director 

Brown                                           M. Martin                                          Keyboards

Jacques Brel                                 Chester Playhouse                          M.D.,Arranger

                                                       M. Martin                                          Keyboards

Threepenny Opera                     Opera Nova Scotia                           M.D., Keyboards 

                                                       D. Overton                                        Conductor

Into the Woods                            Dalhousie Theatre Productions    M.D., keyboards

                                                        H. Pillar                                             Conductor


The Light Gets In:  The             Magnus Theatre                                Arranger, M.D.

Music of Leonard Cohen         B. MacDonald

Heroine                                      Run Through Productions                Sound Designer

                                                     R. Seale

The Last Five Years                  Chester Summer Theatre                 M.D., Arranger 

                                                    M. Martin                                             Keyboards


British Invasion                          Stage West, Calgary                        Musical Director

                                                      A. Lund                                          (replacement), keyboards


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels             Mayfield Theatre                             M.D., Keyboards

                                                       M. Ryan


Anne and Gilbert                        Campbell Webster Productions/     M.D., Keyboards 

                                                       H. Ford                                                Conductor

The Cripple of Inishmaan          Acadia Theatre Productions/          Sound Design

                                                       R. Seale


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes          Mayfield Theatre/ J. Smith            Keyboards

Working: The Musical                Acadia School of Music/                   M.D., Conductor 

                                                      R. Seale                                                Keyboards

4.48 Psychosis                            Acadia Theatre Department/           Sound Design

                                                      M. Devine                                             Composer


The Illusion                                Acadia Theatre Department/          Sound Design

                                                     J. Capraru

Aladdin                                       Silver Mist Productions/                 M.D/keyboards

                                                    R. Duffy

Guys and Dolls                         Theatre Calgary                              Keyboards    (Sub)  



Threepenny Opera                  Acadia Theatre Projects/                M.D./Arranger

                                                    M. Devine                                         Keyboards

Anne and Gilbert                      Victoria Playhouse/D. McIntosh   M.D. /keyboards/


Wizard of Oz                              Mayfield Theatre (Edmonton)       Vocal Director/

                                                     J. Brewer                                        Associate M.D.,keyboards

                                                                                                              Rehearsal pianist

The Sea                                       Acadia University/M. Devine         Sound Design



Trojan Women                          Acadia University/C. Bernhardt     Sound Design


Dad’s II: The Toddlers              Mayfield  Theatre                            Keyboards

Revenge                                     J. Brewer     


Carousel                                    Mayfield  Theatre                            Keyboards/Vocal

                                                    J. Brewer                                           Coach,Assistant Musical



Christmas At The Playhouse     T.N.B. School/L. Rivenbark            Keyboards


Merrily We Roll Along             Dalhousie University Theatre          M.D./Keyboards/

                                                   Productions/D.Overton                    Conductor

Menopositive                            One Ear Up Productions                  Pianist


Dracula: A Chamber                 Charlottetown Festival/                    M.D./Pianist/

Musical                                      D. McIntosh                                         Conductor


Eight to the Bar                         Charlottetown Festival/                    M.D./Pianist/

                                                    D. McIntosh                                         Conductor


Gypsy                                         Mayfield  Theatre/                           Assistant M.D/

                                                   J. Brewer                                          Keyboards/Rehearsal 


Berlin to Broadway                   University of N.B.                            M.D./Pianist/

                                                     L.                                                        Conductor




Evita                                           Mayfield  Theatre                             Assistant M.D. /

                                                    J. Brewer                                             Keyboards/Rehearsal 


Three Penny Opera                   Dalhousie Theatre Productions    M.D/conductor/

                                                       D. Overton                                       Keyboards



Singin’ in the Rain                    Mayfield  Theatre                             Assistant M.D.

                                                   (Edmonton)                                      Keyboards/Rehearsal 

                                                  J. Brewer

Gypsy                                        Neptune Theatre                              Assistant M.D.

                                                  R. Ulrich                                              Keyboards/Rehearsal 

I Love You, You’re Perfect,     Neptune Theatre                              Musical Director/Pianist

Now Change                             R. Ulrich



Cabaret                                      Neptune Theatre                              Keyboards/Assistant

                                                    R. Ulrich                                             Musical Director


Emily                                        Charlottetown Festival                      Piano/Keyboards (sub)


Oliver                                        Elsinore Theatre                               Musical Director/Pianist

                                                  J. Webb


Nunsense                                Festival Antigonish                           M.D./conductor/

                                                  D. Overton/J. Overton                      keyboards


A Life in the Theatre                 Elsinore Theatre                              Sound Design

                                                    R. Donat


The Government Inspector        Neptune Theatre                          Sound Design

                                                   L. Moore


Lilly, Alta.                                Dalhousie Theatre Productions        M.D./Composer

                                                  B. MacKay                                           Sound Design



Rough Waters                           Neptune Theatre/R.Donat                Sound Design


Anne of Green Gables              Neptune Theatre                              Composer/Musical Director

(LeDoux)                                  A. Hodges                                        Sound Design


Wizard of Oz                             Elsinore Productions                       Musical Director/ Pianist/

                                                   J. Webb                                           Arranger/ Sound Design


Apple Tree Road                       Ship’s Company                              Sound Design/ Composer

                                                   S. Burke


 Salt Water Moon                       Ship’s Company                             Sound Design/ Musical

                                                    R.H. Thompson                               Director


Grease                                        Neptune Theatre                             Musical Director/ Pianist

                                                   C. LeJeune                                      Arranger


Some Good, Aren’t                   Independent (Cabaret)                     Musical Director/Pianist

They?                                         C. LeJeune/C. Godsman                 Arranger





Production:                           Company/Director:                           Function:



Christmas Carol                        Neptune Theatre                              Musical Director/ Pianist

                                                  J. White                                            Arranger


Dracula                                     Neptune Theatre                              Assistant Musical Director/

                                                  L. Moore                                          Rehearsal Pianist


Blood Brothers                         Neptune Theatre                               Musical Director/ Arranger

                                                  L. Moore                                          Pianist/ Keyboards


Jacques Brel ...                         Prairie Theatre Exchange                 Musical Director/ Pianist

                                                 A. MacInnes                                     Accordian



Razzle Dazzle ‘Em                  Webb Productions (Limelight           Musical Director/ Pianist

                                                 Dinner Theatre) B. Monaghan          Arranger


Nunsense                                  Neptune Theatre                               Musical Director/ Pianist

                                                  C. LeJeune



Come By the Hills                    Independent (tour)                           Musical Director/ Pianist

                                                  B.MacKay                                        Celtic Harp


Rock and Roll                           Theatre Aquarius                             Keyboards/ Musical Direction



My Fair Lady                            Prairie Theatre Exchange                Musical Direction/ Pianist/

                                                  A. MacInnes                                    Conductor/ Arranger


Come By the Hills                    Independent (tour)                            Musical Director/ Pianist

                                                  B. MacKay                                       Celtic Harp                             


My Fair Lady                           Alberta Theatre Projects                   Musical Director/ Pianist

                                                  A. MacInnes                                      Conductor/ Arranger



Rock and Roll                          Theatre New Brunswick                    Keyboards/ Musical Director

                                                  B. MacKay                                        Arranger







Production:                           Company/Director:                           Function:


Secret Garden                          Theatre Orangeville                           Musical Director/ Pianist

                                                 R. Small


Chutzpa A Go-Go                   Limelight Dinner Theatre                   Keyboards

                                                 D. Gale/ R. Vancourt


My Fair Lady                          Neptune Theatre/ Centaur                   Musical Director/ Pianist

                                                Theatre   A. MacInnes                         Conductor/ Arranger

The Winkle Pickers                Neptune Theatre Young Co.                 Musical Director/Keys

                                                J. White


The Nitelight Zone                Brainstorm Productions                         Keyboard Improvisor

                                               G. Vermier



Tales from a Tokyo                Emily D. Theatre Projects                    Musical Director/Keyboards

Verandah                                D. Overton

 (1994 cont.):

Les Miserables                       Neptune Theatre                                 Assistant Musical Director/

                                               L. Moore                                             Keyboards/ Rehearsal Pianist

                                                                                                           Rehearsal Conductor


Jacques Brel...                        Dalhousie Theatre Productions           Musical Director/ Keyboards

                                               P. Christopher                                      Arranger


Fire                                         Neptune Theatre                                  Musical Director/ Keyboards

                                               B. MacDonald                                      Arranger



Our Miserable Lives:             Halifax Dance Projects                         Keyboards/Composer

the Sequel                              B. MacDonald


Little Shop of Horrors            Neptune Theatre                                   Musical Director/Keyboards

                                               A. MacInnes


Christmas Carol                     Neptune Theatre                                    Musical Director/Keyboards

                                               P. Dankert                                              Arranger


Our Miserable Lives              Halifax Fringe                                        Keyboards/ Composer

                                               B. MacDonald





Production:                           Company/Director:                           Function:


Working                                 Dalhousie Theatre Productions             Musical Director/Keyboards

                                                P. Christopher                                       Arranger


Sincerely a Friend:                Stephenville Festival                              Musical Director/Keyboards

the Music of L. Cohen          B. MacDonald                                         Arranger/ Conductor


Chicago                                 Stephenville Festival                             Musical Director/ Pianist

                                              C. LeJeune                                             


The Word is Love:                Stephenville Festival                             Musical Director/ Pianist

the Music of Maltby              C. LeJeune                                            Arranger

and Shire



Peter and the Wolf                Mermaid Theatre US Tour                     Keyboards

                                              G. Whitehead


West Side Story                    Stephenville Festival                              Keyboards

                                              C. LeJeune


Health: The Musical             Neptune Theatre                                     Keyboards

                                              T. Kerr


B-Movie: The Play                Neptune Theatre                                    Keyboards/Composer

                                               M. Porter


Take Twelve                         Neptune Theatre                                     Keyboards

                                              R. Ouzonian















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