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Elspeth Collard

Elspeth Collard



Elspeth Collard (she/her) is an award-winning British-born composer, orchestrator, music director, and educator. Theatrical works include: Like The Wind (SoHo Playhouse, 2023; The Brick Theatre 2021); ROSE (NYU 2021); A Princess Story (Marymount Manhattan College 2023); Twenty-Six Percent (EAT Festival 2022); Miroir (NYU 2020); Easier To Die (NYU 2019); and Don’t Ever Change (Edinburgh Fringe and Brickhouse Theatre, Cambridge, 2017). Short films include An Intimate Moment (2022; Official Selection, New York Movie Awards); That Little Moment When (2022; Best Composer Award and Official Selection, Amsterdam International Film Festival), Roomies (2021), New Year’s Eve (2021), and Nice To Meet You Again (2020; Official Selection, Venice Shorts Festival, New York Movie Awards). With collaborator Sam Rosenblatt, she has two albums available on all major streaming services: Little Love Notes (2021) and Collisions: A Concept Album (2023). Her songs and orchestrations have been featured at cabaret venues including Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Green Room 42, Dixon Place, The Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama. Elspeth has also worked as a percussionist and music director on a number of concerts and productions based out of Cambridge, Edinburgh, 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, ASCAP, and the Dramatists Guild.

Professional Experience

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


  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Classroom Music Teacher
  • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

Primary Instruments

  • Drums
  • Percussion

Additional Instruments

  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Ukulele
  • Voice


  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Sibelius
  • QLab

Additional Skills

  • Film Scoring
  • Home Studio Whiz