Angela Ortiz is a pianist, composer/lyricist, singer/songwriter and educator based in Brooklyn, NY.
As a professional pianist, her performing career has brought her to music festivals and venues across the country to play alongside artists like The Roots, Paramore, Típica 73, and Tito Puente. She has performed onstage at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Bowl, Central Park Summerstage, Tuscon Performing Arts Center, Lamb's Theater and NJ Performing Arts Center amongst others.
Her songwriting and composition work has been featured on NPR and reviewed in All About Jazz, Cadence Magazine and TimeOutNY. She was awarded the Silver medal in the 2007 mid-Atlantic Songwriting competition and has had the distinction of being chosen to compete in the 2009 Williamsburg Songwriter’s Competition.
She released her first album "All About You" on Random Chance Records in 2009 (which was made available worldwide through City Hall Records), and her second album "Dismantle This Bomb" in 2011. Her writing heavily features horn and woodwind arrangements, intertwined with electronic and acoustic percussion and piano. Her music arrangements and works enjoyed airplay on radio stations in the US, Poland, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to her composition and performing credits, she has also been in several operas including the NY Premier of L’Enfant et les Sortileges (directed by Metropolitan Opera director Robin Guarino, with english libretto by Sheldon Harnick) and The Old Maid and the Thief (Frederick Lowe Theater).
Currently, she is involved in many projects with artists in and around NYC, including the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra. Angela also helms helms a vocal and piano studio in NYC where she prepares and coaches young students in NYC for specialized high school and theater auditions. She is also currently writing a song cycle about mother/daughter relationships.
She holds a Bachelor's of Music degree from NYU's Steinhardt School.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Vocal Arranger
- Voice teacher with roster of private students
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
Person of Color?