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Erin J. Reifler

Erin J. Reifler



Erin J. Reifler is a New York City-based musical theatre writer, music director, and trombonist. Originally from Evanston, IL, Erin received a B.A. with honors in Music Theory, History, and Composition from Brown University. She received her M.F.A from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (Cycle 28).

Erin began life in musical theater on trombone but gradually moved towards music directing and writing. Her recent writing credits include SHOWCASE: A REHEARSAL MUSICAL with collaborator Kevin Renn, THE UNTITLED JOSIE PROJECT with Zonia Tsang, and an original song cycle with Grace Parker. Her work has been featured at the Goodspeed, NYMF, Green Room 42, Feinstein's 54 Below, and Two Rivers Theater. Erin and Zonia were selected as Merit Award Winners by New Musicals Inc. & Disney Imagineering for the New Voices Project 2021 as well as Finalists for the 2023 Civilians R&D Group. Her short musical, THE TROMBONE LESSON was the Winner of Manhattan Repertory's 10-Minute Play Competition.

Erin is the current Music Supervisor of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and has worked on music teams for theaters around the country. She has worked with artists such as Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Edie Falco, Peter Dinklage, and The Bengsons. Most recently she was on the music teams of SHUCKED (Nederlander Theater), PARADISE SQUARE (Barrymore Theater, Nederlander Theater in Chicago), and WEST SIDE STORY (Broadway Theatre). Off-Broadway she worked on WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE SEA (MTC), CYRANO (Daryl Roth), ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS (Ars Nova), REUNION EXPERIENCE '69 (Le Poison Rouge), and WE WON'T SLEEP (Subculture, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center).

Professional Experience

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


  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Theatrical Bookwriter
  • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber

Primary Instruments

  • Trombone

Additional Instruments

  • Piano


  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Pro-Tools
  • Sibelius
  • QLab

Additional Skills

  • Playwright