Kristin Stowell is a music director, pianist, composer, arranger, copyist, and educator based in Washington, D.C. Throughout her diverse music career, Kristin has been involved in the development and production of dozens of musical theatre productions in a variety of roles. She holds a master's degree in collaborative piano performance from NYU Steinhardt and a bachelor's degree in music from the Ohio State University.
As a music director, Kristin Stowell has conducted shows from South Pacific to Hedwig and was the first woman music director for the musical Rock of Ages. She was the music director for the world premiere of Mystic Pizza and the regional premiere of The Cher Show, both at the Ogunquit Playhouse. She served as the assistant music director and music copyist for Off-Broadway’s Songbird, with music and lyrics by Lauren Pritchard. Working as a music supervisor for Norwegian Cruise Line for over a decade, she has worked with several casts and bands on ships around the world. Her original musical, Endometriosis: The Musical, written with Maria Bartholdi, was recently produced as an award-winning production of the Minnesota Fringe Festival in Minneapolis.
Ms. Stowell has held faculty positions teaching courses in musical theatre and music at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, University of Mississippi, and New York University. Specializing in musical theatre accompanying and coaching, she has worked as a music director, pianist, and/or coach at New York University, American University, George Washington University, Rider University, Molloy College, CAP21, The Ohio State University and the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts. In addition to musical theatre, she is also a classical pianist performing with both vocalists and instrumentalists with a special interest in performing works written by living women composers.
- Off Broadway
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Music Assistant
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
- Music Copyist
- Music Transcriber
- Keyboard Programmer
- Audition Pianist
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- Rehearsal Pianist
- Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
- Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)