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Beth Falcone

Beth Falcone

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  • Biography

    "Falcone's score is cheerful and inventive, filled with jokes for the tweens and wit for the adults"
    — Variety

    "Falcone's tuneful score delivers one terrific song after another"
    — Theatremania

    "The show…has a catchy score by Beth Falcone with pop-rock melodies and smart lyrics"
    —Backstage.com

    “Beth Falcone's rock and pop-inspired tunes into a series of colorful song-and-dance numbers that tug the ear, delight the eye, and yank you through the story in spite of yourself.”
    — Blogcritics.com

    “It's not easy to write and arrange music that seems to effortlessly balance simplicity and fun with originality and musical literacy. Ms. Falcone has done so.” —NY Theater Review

    Beth Falcone is a New York based composer/lyricist, pianist, conductor and singing voice teacher. Her musical, Wanda’s World, was produced off-Broadway at the 45th St. Theater (Amas, in association with Terry Schnuck) received two Lortel Award nominations, including best musical, a Drama Desk Award nomination for best book, and she is a Kleban prize winner for Most Promising Lyricist. The show was released on Broadway Records in December of 2019 with album producer Michal J. Moritz, Jr. and has been licensed by Theatrical Rights Worldwide. For more information, visit: WANDASWORLDMUSICAL.com. Her work has been featured in Broadway Bound (Merkin Hall), Lincoln Center Library’s New Composers’ series, the BMI Showcase, Between the Lines radio show, and her music has been published at ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com. Beth is a Dramatists’s Guild Fellow, a proud member of MAESTRA, BMI, NYSTA, PAVA (Pan American Vocology Association), VoiceCare Network, Voice Foundation and has a private studio in Manhattan. Her pitch matching method is the subject of a research study in collaboration with New York Medical College, and she is currently writing a book:”Life’s a Pitch and Then you Sping!”

    FEATURED NEWS:
    September: Beth debuts on Hammond B3 with the Bob Malone Band at the Cutting Room in NYC.
    August 21st: Beth wins the Pan American Vocology Association Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Achievement Award for her leadership of the Diversity Committee from 2020 - 2022. Her words: "“I have had the great honor of serving as the Chair of PAVA’s Diversity Committee since the fall of 2020. This award is for all of us…In my mind, it is an award for collaboration, respectful and straightforward dialogue resulting in meaningful action. My deepest gratitude goes to the following individuals for showing up and being vulnerable together:
    Josipa Bainac Hausknecht, Kathleen Bell. Joanne Bozeman, Ken Bozeman, Morgan Burburan, Katie Cunningham, Jacqui Hernandez, Crystal Lau, Marquita Lister, J Marchand Knight, Vanne Merino, Sri Nandamudi, Paul Poovathingal, Nandhu Radhakrishnan, Marcelo Saldías, Leda Scearce, Aramat Arnheim Sharon, Emily Sobieski, Rosario Uribe"

    April 5th: Poetry Electric: Second Sex: Beats & Texts, LA MAMA, New York City — BETH Performed an excerpt from a one woman show under development under the direction of Gretchen Cryer.
    For Tickets:
    https://www.lamama.org/shows/poetry-electric-second-sex-beats-texts-2022

    April 16th: Virtual Event: "Around the World in 80 Minutes" — in association with PAVA / Pan American Vocology Association.

    https://happyholidayopolis.com/customevent/world-voice-2022/

    Winter/Spring 2022: Art song (composer): "Belle Reve" will be performed by mezzo-soprano Josipa Hausknecht in Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary

    Producer and Coo-founder with Roosevelt Credit and Ritt Henn: HappyHolidayopolis.com, featuring live concerts from around the world.

    NATS VA Virtual Conference Director 2021-2022

    Pan American Vocology Association International Symposium Director & Producer 2020 - 2022

    PAST EVENTS:
    Musical Director (Off Broadway):
    • UNEXPECTED JOY — York Theatre
    • Assistant Musical Director (to the composer, Nancy Ford) for BLUE ROSES — York Theatre

    Voice Teacher—Masterclasses:
    • January 2022: Voice Training Center — Mexico City, Mexico
    • August 2021: "Life's a Pitch, and Then You Sping" Workshop— PAVA Symposium 2021
    • October 6, 2020, 1:00PM—Maestra Tech Workshop: "Life's a Pitch, and Then You Sping!" — a method for teaching the pitch challenged, based on almost 30 years of teaching voice and sound scientific principles. Look for the workshop on line here soon!

    • February 5, 2020, 9:30PM—Featured composer in: “She Will Rock You” at 54 Below
    –Song: "Why the Sky is Blue"
    — sung by the incredible Catherine Ricafort:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyw5pSOrQOI
    —another performance by a child actress:

    —February 15, 2020, 1:00PM—4:00PM "Wanda's World" Listening Party! This musical is a tool for conversation about kindness and anti-bullying themes. To find out how you can host a listening party in your living room, library or school, email: [email protected] for information.

    —SHEET MUSIC being released soon. SOLOS, DUETS, AUDITION CUTS, CHORAL PIECES. Check back in mid February. Or feel free to email me at: [email protected]

    Other writing projects:

    SHOWS
    "Are Women People?" — a new victrola musical, inspired by suffragist Alice Duer Miller's 1915 book of the same title.

    “Love in the Age of Recycling"—a modern love story.
    • Song: The Best Things in Life" : Sung by Mark Lanham
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS_kuOjCGeM

    CHORAL MUSIC
    Performed all over the country, Beth’s holiday choral pieces have become favorites:
    "Happy HannuKwaanzMas"—"I am the Hanukah Light"—"Hanukah is Coming"—"Do You Hear?" (Christmas)

    TEACHING ARTIST
    Beth teaches singing technique, voice science, and is the proud teacher of many working professionals who have performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, national and international tours. Her pitch-matching method, called "Life's a Pitch and Then You Sping!" is the subject of two research studies. Stay tuned! Or join her pitch matching class! 😉 For more info on workshops, please contact her directly: [email protected]

    2019—
    • DECEMBER 6, Wanda's World was released on Broadway Records!
    —Check it out: wandasworldmusical.com
    • DECEMBER 14: The 4th Annual "Beth & Ritt's Holiday Survival Kit"
    —What do Diwali, Hanukah, Kwaanza and Christmas have in common? Find out in this one- night-only extravaganza of Holiday songs from around the world!
    • Saturday, December 21 — "Wanda's World" Listening Party at the library!
    2PM-4PM
    Morningside Heights Library
    NY, New York, 10025
    1997: Fun fact. . . I was a music assistant on the "Lion King"! It was an extraordinary experience, and that I will always treasure.

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • Tours

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Interested in touring?

    • No

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Theatrical Bookwriter
    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)

    Primary Instruments

    • Piano
    • Voice

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • Sibelius

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
    • BMI
    • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
    • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF SINGING (NATS)
    • THE RECORDING ACADEMY