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Penny Dodd

Penny Dodd

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Music Director, Pianist, Conductor, Arranger, Composer with over forty years experience in New Zealand and UK. Currently freelancing in Auckland NZ - this year’s work includes:
    MD and Conductor CHESS in a staged concert season at the Aotea Centre
    Assisting the composer to orchestrate full length ballet CINDERELLA and touring playing keyboards with local orchestras - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch NZ.
    Orchestra concerts, piano & celeste - John Williams tribute, K Pop Festival, movie Princess Bride, “The Orchestra Rocks”
    Workshop for new musical, rehearsals, auditions, orchestral and choral arranging etc.
    Previous highlights include (as MD): Phantom, Les Miserables, 42nd St, Anything Goes, Cats, Chicago, Evita, Sweet Charity, The Rink, Jesus Christ Superstar, High Society, End of the Rainbow. (On keyboards) Wicked, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera, Chess, and Mrs Fraser in Stepping Out.
    Arranged and conducted orchestral Symphonic Rock concerts, MT and light repertoire concerts with vocalists, 21 years CocaCola Christmas in the Park.

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Tours

    Regions

    • Australia/NZ

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
    • Music Producer/Record Producer
    • Audition Pianist
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist

    Primary Instruments

    • Piano
    • Synth - keyboards

    Software

    • Logic
    • MainStage
    • Sibelius

    Affiliations

    • ASMAC