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Refiye Tappan

Refiye Tappan

Biography

Refiye is a pianist hailing from the U.K. and is now working in the DMV area. She trained at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and at the University of Reading.

She is a collaborative pianist and coach for an arts school vocal department, and multiple choirs (youth and adult) in the DC area. She freelances with regional opera companies and theaters as accompanist/rehearsal pianist/MD.

She has worked with these institutions/organizations: Creative Cauldron, VA; Hub Opera Ensemble, MD; British International School Of Washington, DC; Arlington Public Schools, VA; Fairfax Public Schools, VA; Prince George’s County Public Schools, MD; Children’s Choir of Washington, DC; Arts Fairfax, VA; Friday Morning Music Club, DC; M Institute for the Arts, DC; American University, DC.
Recent Performances have included these venues: Toulouse Lautrec, London; The Clarice Center for the Performing Arts, MD; Calvary Baptist Church, DC; Church of the Epiphany, DC; The Willard Intercontinental DC; Synetic Theater, VA. She has an extensive background in teaching individuals and in a classroom setting.

She was nominated for a 2020 theatreWashington Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Music Direction for her work in “On Air” at Creative Cauldron, VA.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • D.C./Baltimore Area
  • United Kingdom

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Assistant
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

My Primary Instrument

  • Piano

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Pronouns

  • She/Her