Jane Best is a music director and music educator currently pursuing an MFA in Music Direction at the University of Montana in Missoula, MT. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she received her bachelor’s degree in music education and worked as a middle school teacher before deciding to shift her career into theatre. She has worked in summer, non-union, and educational theatre in SC, NY, CA, PA, and MT.
Recent music direction credits include Spring Awakening and Assassins at the University of Montana; Pippin, Bonnie and Clyde, and Mamma Mia at Summer Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa, California; and The Drowsy Chaperone at Bristol Valley Theatre.. She has composed two musicals, Take a Chance (book/music/lyrics) and Spin Rate (music by Jane Best, book/lyrics by Jadd Davis), and has composed and arranged various choral and cabaret projects over the past few years.
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Music Assistant
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- Pit Musician (Other)
- Audition Pianist
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
- Synth - keyboards
Current HS, College, or Grad Student?