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Elaine Foley Romanelli

Elaine Foley Romanelli

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Elaine sings, acts, writes music and words, and enjoys dancing.

    She is convinced it is possible to write more fun, meaty roles for women over 40, and is working on it with a short play (Driving Lessons) and a short musical theater piece in progress. She hopes many writers will join her.

    She looks forward to more projects like Anything But!, a humorous interactive weekly streaming show she created and hosted. (2020-21). More: AnythingButShow.com

    Cool Prior Projects:
    -Co-developed and performed a one-person show for the San Francisco Opera (Sing-a-Story).
    -Understudied a Tony Kushner world premiere at The New Victory Theater (But The Giraffe).
    - Improvised songs with a band while Deepak Chopra spoke at his live streamed book launch event. (Home).

    SONGWRITER
    Elaine writes music and lyrics for herself and others. She toured in support of her three indie singer/songwriter albums, the latter of which, The Hour Before, was named by four DJs as one of the Albums of the Year. She has written harmonies for several artists' albums, including Broken Film by SONiA/disappear fear.

    She is also Composer-in-Residence at the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy in New York City, where she writes bilingual and inclusive solo and choral pieces.

    BACKGROUND
    Elaine was raised in suburban Philadelphia, PA, and Manhattan, KS, and lived in San Francisco, CA, before re-locating to her current home, New York City. She is an honors graduate of Stanford University.

    AFFILIATIONS
    BMI, EMC, Maestra, GRAMMYs voter, OneLicense

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Music Producer/Record Producer
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)

    Primary Instruments

    • Guitar - acoustic
    • Piano
    • Voice

    Software

    • GarageBand
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Singer/Performer

    Affiliations

    • BMI
    • THE RECORDING ACADEMY