Curriculum Vitae updated Sept. 2017

September 5, 2019

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

 

 

LISA ST.CLAIR

Musical Direction, Keyboards, Vocal Coach, Repertoire Coach,

Transcriptions, Arrangements, Composition, Sound Design

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Contact Information:

71 Chestnut Ave.                                                                              Ph: (902) 690-7015

Wolfville, N.S.                                                                                        stclaircan@me.com

B4P 1V9                                                                                                www.lisastclair.ca

 

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

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.

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

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.

 

AWARDS/NOMINATIONS:

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)

 

FILM:

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

 

 

 

 

RELATED SKILLS:

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

AFM local 571,  NSRMTA.,CMTA

 

Professional Productions

 

Production:                              Company/Director:                       Function:

2020:

The Last 5 Years                          Neptune Theatre                         Arranger, Musical Director

                                                       Marcia Kash                                 Pianist

2019:

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,

                                                                                                                Conductor

2018:

Cinderella: A Christmas            Neptune Theatre/                         Arranger, Musical Director

 Pantomime                                 Jeremy Webb                                Keyboards, Programmer,

                                                                                                                Conductor

Mama Mia                                     Neptune Theatre                          Keyboard

                                                        Jeremy Webb 

2017:

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

2015:

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      

2014:                                           

Chicago                                       Mayfield Theatre                             Co-musical 

                                                     R. Jenkins                                           director/keyboards 

                                                                                                                 vocal director

 2011:

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

2010:

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

2009:

British Invasion                          Stage West, Calgary                        Musical Director

                                                      A. Lund                                          (replacement), keyboards

             

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels             Mayfield Theatre                             M.D., Keyboards

                                                       M. Ryan

2008:

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

                                                       H. Ford                                                Conductor

The Cripple of Inishmaan          Acadia Theatre Productions/          Sound Design

                                                       R. Seale

2007:

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

2006:

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)  

 

2005:

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

                                                    M. Devine                                         Keyboards

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

                                                                                                               Conductor

Wizard of Oz                              Mayfield Theatre (Edmonton)       Vocal Director/

                                                     J. Brewer                                        Associate M.D.,keyboards

                                                                                                              Rehearsal pianist

The Sea                                       Acadia University/M. Devine         Sound Design

 

2004:

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

                                                                                                               Director

2003:

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

 

 

2002:

Evita                                           Mayfield  Theatre                             Assistant M.D. /

                                                    J. Brewer                                             Keyboards/Rehearsal 

 

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

                                                       D. Overton                                       Keyboards

 

2001:

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

 

2000:

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

 

1999:

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:

1998:

 

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

 

1997:

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

                                                                                                           Arranger

1996:

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:

1995:

Secret Garden                          Theatre Orangeville                           Musical Director/ Pianist

                                                 R. Small

 

Chutzpa A Go-Go                   Limelight Dinner Theatre                   Keyboards

                                                 D. Gale/ R. Vancourt

1994:  

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

 

1993:

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

1991:

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

 

1990:

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

1989:

B-Movie: The Play                Neptune Theatre                                    Keyboards/Composer

                                               M. Porter

 

Take Twelve                         Neptune Theatre                                     Keyboards

                                              R. Ouzonian

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