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Abigail Galleta Canafe

Abigail Galleta Canafe

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Abigail Galleta Canafe is a music director, keyboardist, and accordionist. She actively works with community theatres, professional training companies, and education programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, most recently with organizations like New Conservatory Theater Center, Youth Musical Theater Company, and Stage 1 Theatre.

    Upcoming productions:

    - 350 Parts Per Million (Music Director, Piano-Conductor), Apr 2024-May 2024 | Staged reading for the original musical by Marisa Mitchell

    - Into the Woods (Synthesizer, Keyboard Programmer), Feb 2024-Apr 2024 | BareStage Productions

    - The Little Prince (Production Manager, Rehearsal Pianist), June 2023-Apr 2024 | UC Berkeley Department of Music (Musical Theater Prize Team 2023-24, original opera with music by Tom Pan and libretto by Zijie Yang)

    Previous credits:

    Amahl and the Night Visitors (Rehearsal Pianist, Choral Music Assistant), Ruthless! (Piano 2), Little Shop of Horrors (Keyboard 2), A Dream Play (Piano, Music Arranger), Into the Woods JR. (Rehearsal Pianist), Sondheim on Sondheim (Rehearsal Pianist), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Assistant Music Director, Keyboard 2), Frankenstein – original chamber opera by Owen Klein (Piano, Rehearsal Pianist), Cabaret (Accordion, Synthesizer), Mean Girls: High School Version (Keyboards 2 & 3), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Synthesizer, Rehearsal Pianist), Legally Blonde (Keyboard 3), American Idiot (Accordion), Las Pajaritas (Sound Design, Composer), Peter and the Starcatcher (Piano, Rehearsal Pianist), and The 39 Steps (Piano).

    Professional Experience

    • Education
    • Community Theatre

    Regions

    • San Francisco/Northern California

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Music Copyist
    • Keyboard Programmer
    • Sound Designer/Composer
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist

    Primary Instruments

    • Accordion
    • Harpsichord/Clavichord
    • Piano
    • Synthesizer

    Additional Instruments

    • Clarinet
    • Synth - keyboards

    Software

    • GarageBand
    • MainStage
    • Musescore
    • Sibelius
    • QLab

    Additional Skills

    • Theatrical Producer
    • Arts Administration

    Affiliations

    • MUSE