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Elspeth Collard

Elspeth Collard

Biography

Elspeth Collard is in her second year of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch. Originally from the UK, she did her undergrad in Music at Newnham College, University of Cambridge.  Here, she co-wrote her first full-length musical Don’t Ever Change, which was performed at the Brickhouse Theatre in Cambridge and at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017.  Alongside her work as a composer-lyricist, she was the musical director, vocal arranger and orchestrator for a number of college ensembles, and played percussion for a variety of existing and student-written musicals, including the original Edinburgh Fringe run of Six.  Since moving to New York, her songs have been featured in concerts around NYU, and at cabaret venues such as The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, and Dixon Place. She has also gained further experience as a musical director (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, site-specific production dir. Eric Gelb), and as an orchestrator and copyist (She Will Rock You: Songs from the Female Composers & Lyricists of Maestra, Feinstein’s/54 Below; Don’t Panic: The Songs of Jamie Elizabeth Maletz, Green Room 42 [UPCOMING]). Elspeth is a member of Maestra and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Experience

  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • United Kingdom

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Home Studio Whiz

Instruments

  • Drums
  • Flute
  • Percussion
  • Voice

Software

  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Pronouns

  • She/Her