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Danielle Breitstein

Danielle Breitstein

  • She/They
  • Biography

    Danielle Breitstein is a musical theater writer and musician based in Brooklyn, NY.

    Bachelor of Music in Professional Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, with concentrations in
    Musical Theater Writing, Contemporary Conducting and Musical Theater Direction.

    Master of Arts in Writing and Design for Musical Theater at BerkleeNYC, where they began developing their first full-length musical: Spelling Club: A Pop-Punk Teen Witch Musical Comedy.

    As a violinist and violist she has playing experience in a broad range of genres including classical, musical theater, pop/rock, and jazz. She has performed in concerts at Boston’s Berklee Performance Center, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, NYC’s Sony Hall, 54 Below, Green Room 42, and more. She has played with singer/songwriter Madds Buckley, Zoe Sparks, and Tony and Grammy winner Charlie Rosen’s 8-Bit Big Band.

    A massive nerd about sheet music, Danielle works primarily in Sibelius and has worked as an orchestrator, arranger, and copyist. Most recently an arrangement of hers was performed at the first Maestra Jam.

    Also a massive nerd about musical theater history and dramaturgy, love love loves research!

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Community Theatre
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Master’s Degree

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Boston/New England

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Theatrical Bookwriter
    • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
    • Music Assistant
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Music Copyist
    • Music Transcriber
    • Music Contractor/Coordinator

    Primary Instruments

    • Violin - fiddle
    • Viola
    • Violin
    • Voice

    Additional Instruments

    • Bass - electric
    • Theremin

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • MainStage
    • Musescore
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Playwright
    • Actor-Musician
    • Singer/Performer
    • Arts Administration

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
    • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD