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Nissa Kahle

Nissa Kahle

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Nissa is a NYC based pianist, music director, and accordionist. Broadway: Chicago (key 2/accordion sub, rehearsal piano), The Great Comet (sub keys/accordion), National/International Tour: Chicago (key 2, music librarian). Off Broadway: Turtle on a Fence Post (Associate MD), Jersey Boys (Key 1 Sub), Desperate Measures (rehearsal piano). Other NYC: Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular (key 2 sub), Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center (keyboard sub), 54 Below (cabaret MD/pianist). Her training includes a MM from Texas State University where she studied piano performance, opera accompanying, voice, and conducting, and an internship with the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle where she studied music direction for theater.

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • Tours
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Master’s Degree

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Music Copyist
    • Music Transcriber
    • Keyboard Programmer
    • Audition Pianist
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist

    Primary Instruments

    • Accordion
    • Piano
    • Synthesizer

    Additional Instruments

    • Voice

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • MainStage
    • Sibelius
    • QLab

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)