Curriculum Vitae updated Sept. 2017

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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Lisa St.Clair (Dal Segno Studio)

 

71 Chestnut Ave

Wolfville, NS

B4P 1V9

stclaircan@me.com

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