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Penny Brandt

Penny Brandt

Biography

I’m Assistant Professor of Arts Administration at Wagner College on Staten Island and serve on advisory councils for the Institute for Composer Diversity and the Boulanger Initiative. Previously, I held the position of Managing Director at Golden Hornet (goldenhornet.org), an organization dedicated to reimagining classical music in Austin, Texas. I’ve taught at the University of Texas-at Austin, University of Connecticut, University of New Haven, and at Misericordia University. Also a keyboardist, I’ve been described as an “excellent music director” (_Talkin’ Broadway_) and have led dozens of musical theater productions in the United States and Canada. I’ve performed as a collaborative pianist around the world, including at the IKFEM: International Keyboard Festival & Masterclass in Valença, Portugal, the International Vocal Arts Workshop in Grožnjan, Croatia, the US Embassy in Quito, Ecuador, and at the Interlochen Summer Arts Academy in Michigan. I received my Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Connecticut, my B.A. summa cum laude from the University of New Haven, and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Harvard University Extension School. I also write music and am interested in all kinds of collaborations.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Texas/Southwest

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

My Primary Instrument

  • Piano

My Instruments

  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Pronouns

  • She/They