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Emma Weiss

Emma Weiss

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Emma Weiss is a music director, educator, and pianist from New York City. Emma has music directed productions, concerts, and cabarets in New York at Radio City Music Hall, Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s 54 Below, The Django, The Duplex, and The Tank. She has worked as an Associate Music Director regionally at the Weston Playhouse and Seattle Rep, and as a Music Director at the Parallel 45 Theater Company in Traverse City, Michigan. As a private coach, Emma enjoys teaching performers of all ages and abilities and has particular strength preparing performers for auditions, coaching dynamic, nuanced, and connected musical interpretations, and choosing new rep for students. As a passionate educator, Emma has music directed productions and classes at The Dalton School, The Studio School, Horace Greeley High School, Cap 21/ Molloy College, The Merry-Go-Round Theater Festival, FrenchWoods Festival, Applause New York, Actors Technique NY, and Child's Play NY. Emma is the recipient of the Periclean Scholar Award for her music direction and conducting of Sweeney Todd at Skidmore College.
    Education:
    BA, Music - Skidmore College 2013
    Goodspeed Music Direction Intensive 2014
    MA, Musical Theater Music Directing - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2015

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Music Copyist
    • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    My Instruments

    • Piano
    • Synth - keyboards
    • Voice

    Software

    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • MainStage
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)