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Elspeth Collard

Elspeth Collard

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Elspeth Collard is a British-born composer, orchestrator, and arranger. Theatrical works include: Like The Wind (with Sam Rosenblatt, in development); The Girl With The Rose-Colored Eyes (with Sam Rosenblatt and Amber Delaluz, NYU 2021); A Princess Story (with Sam Rosenblatt, in development); Twenty-Six Percent (with Sam Rosenblatt, available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts); Miroir (with Deniz Demirkurt, NYU 2020); Easier To Die (with Alex Higgin-Houser, actor lab, NYU 2019); and Don’t Ever Change (with Rebecca Rebis, Edinburgh Fringe and Brickhouse Theatre, Cambridge, 2017). Short films include Roomies (2021, dir. Maria Mendez), New Year’s Eve (2021, dir. Jenna Beressi and Hally Smith), and Nice To Meet You Again (2020, dir. Leah Curney). Her songs and orchestrations have been featured at cabaret venues including Feinstein’s/54 Below, Dixon Place, The Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama; and on various online streaming platforms, including YouTube web series Is This Art Now?, and musical theatre podcast The Latest Draft, for which she is also a programming manager. Elspeth is also a music director and a percussionist, having worked on a number of concerts and productions based out of Cambridge and New York, including the original Edinburgh Fringe run of Six. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch (MFA, Musical Theatre Writing) and Newnham College, University of Cambridge (BA, Music), and a proud member of Maestra and of the Dramatists Guild.

    Professional Experience

    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Dance Arranger
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Music Copyist
    • Music Transcriber
    • Pit Musician (Other)
    • Sound Designer/Composer
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    My Primary Instrument

    • Drums/Percussion

    My Instruments

    • Drums
    • Flute
    • Percussion
    • Piano
    • Voice

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • MainStage
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD