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Emily Cohn

Emily Cohn

Biography

Emily is NYC based, MD/pianist/keyboardist. She earned her Bachelors degree in Jazz Piano from California State University Northridge and quickly fell into accompanying choirs and musicals, largely due to her excellent sight reading skills. Soon after she was asked to MD a show and learned on the job what that meant. Having been a marching band nerd playing flute, piccolo, oboe, vibes, percussion, and being drum major, she also loved leading the group and making music...musical.

Some favorite credits include Das Barbecu at the Barnstormers (Tamworth, NH), Alien Vs. Musical for LA Fringe Festival, All Shook Up with Grease Alumni now Director Barry Pearl at the El Portal in Los Angeles, a reading of Transgender Starborn at Surf Light in New Jersey, Chance the musical at the New York Musical Festival and Iluminati Lizards from Outer Space (Keys 2/ AMD) at the New York Musical Festival.

Emily is a regular audition accompanist, audition prep coach, and working with Broadway prep youth theatre and local schools. She also has a small small private piano lesson studio. Emily is very skilled in transcribing and transposing music using Sibelius/Finale.

Emily's leadership style is based in positivity and honesty. She works hard to bring everyone up and strives always to be patient, understanding and respectful. She wants to tell the story with the highest quality of musicianship - all while having fun and adding value to others. Emily loves baking, traveling the world and is a proud Auntie to her adorable and adventurous niece.

Emily is super comfortable in the pop/rock, groove, soul, jazz, R&B genres, as well as classical musical theatre.

When all is said and done, Emily LOVES playing piano and takes every chance she gets to add joy, fun, precision and story telling.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Assistant
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Home Studio Whiz
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
  • ASCAP

Pronouns

  • She/Her