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Linda Dowdell

Linda Dowdell

Biography

With roots in both jazz and classical music, Linda toured the world from 1988-98 as musical director of both Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project and the Mark Morris Dance Group. Award winning musical theatre composer/lyricist; Meet the Composer; James Irvine Foundation; BMI Harrington Award. Her music has been described as ‘an eclectic vein of high jazz; she plants words with exceptional clarity and to great effect’ (Financial Times); ‘… style: elegant, free-wheeling, economical’ (The Sunday Times, London); ‘… an unflagging, unflinching, buoyant sense of rhythm’ (Boston Globe). Bandleader: Friends of Brubeck. Composer/lyricist: Spirit of the Yule, Strictly No Elephants. Arranger: Tin Pan Lady. Currently musical director at Key City Public Theatre in Port Townsend, WA.

Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret

Regions

  • Seattle/Pacific NW

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist

Instruments

  • Piano

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand

Affiliations

  • ASCAP
  • BMI
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Preferred Pronouns

  • She/Her