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Lyn Koenning

Lyn Koenning

Biography

Hi — I’m Lyn Koenning, an award-winning music director based in Austin, TX with over thirty years’ conducting and performing experience for productions at Austin Playhouse, TexARTS, Summer Stock Austin, ZACH, The Paramount Theatre, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Rude Mechs, and The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance.

I headed up the musical theatre program at UT Austin for nine years, and my former students perform on Broadway and National Tours, cruise ships, in Disney parks and regional theaters across the country, and on television, films and web series.

I’ve used my skills as a classically-trained pianist to accompany master classes for Broadway actors and directors including Kathleen Marshall, Billy Porter, Laura Osnes, Mandy Gonzalez, Ramin Karimloo, Judy Kuhn, Tonya Pinkins, Joseph Leo Bwarie, and J. Quinton Johnson...

...and to help develop new musicals with Tony- and Grammy-winning directors, playwrights, and composers like Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (Urinetown), Cheri Steinkellner (Sister Act, Cheers), David Zippel (City of Angels), Matthew Wilder (Mulan, Hercules), Berton Averre (co-writer of 1979’s #1 song, My Sharona), and Tony-nominated producer Natasha Davison (The Prom).

I'm a member of Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance
(https://www.musicaltheatreeducators.org/) and frequently work with college-bound students as an audition coach, music arranger, and accompanist (AuditionCutPro.com).

If you're looking for a highly collaborative musical director or experienced musical theatre teaching artist, shoot me an email!

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • Texas/Southwest

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

My Instruments

  • Piano

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • MainStage

Pronouns

  • She/Her