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Faye Chiao

Faye Chiao

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Faye Chiao is a multi-hyphenate composer, performer, and orchestrator of musical theater, opera, and concert music. Chiao has been honored with awards from The Presser Foundation, The Puffin Foundation and OPERA America. Chiao has also been an artist-in-residence at The John Duffy Institute for New Opera at the Virginia Arts Festival, the Boston Chamber Symphony, and a Labworks artist at The New Victory Theater. Chiao has also received residencies at Barrington Stage Company, Millay Arts, Bethany Arts Community and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Chiao’s work has been commissioned, produced, and developed by Houston Grand Opera, Two River Theater, Syracuse Stage, Kenyon College, Manhattan School of Music, Prospect Theater, The Playwrights Realm, Single Carrot Theater, Hear Her Song, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and the 24-Hour Musicals. Chiao is a member of Theatre Now New York’s Musical Writers Lab (tnny.org), BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop, Maestra (maestramusic.org) and MUSE (museonline.org). Chiao holds degrees from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. FayeChiao.com

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Doctoral Degree

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • D.C./Baltimore/Mid-Atlantic

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Music Contractor/Coordinator
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)

    Primary Instruments

    • Piano
    • Voice

    Additional Instruments

    • Guitar - acoustic

    Software

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

    Additional Skills

    • Theatrical Producer
    • Actor-Musician
    • Singer/Performer
    • Film Scoring
    • Arts Administration

    Affiliations

    • ASCAP
    • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
    • MUSE

    Person of Color?

    • Yes