Creating Your Musical’s DNA


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Creating Your Musical’s DNA: Using Compositional Style and Specificity as the Building Blocks of Your Musical’s World

An exploration into the usage of various compositional tools to build a consistent, satisfying musical language for your musical. We will discuss how style, motivic development, pastiche, and other tricks can help to create a unique, cohesive score and also assist in character and story development.. Led by Nicholas Connors.

Zoom recorded Masterclass is 1 hour, 33 minutes long.

This class is session 2 of the Fall Songwriting Masterclass Series

Nicholas Connors is an award-winning composer/lyricist and currently works on Broadway as an orchestrator and musician. His original songs have been performed by some of Broadway’s best performers, including Tony Award-Winner Karen Olivo (MOULIN ROUGE), Kyle Selig (MEAN GIRLS), Jenna Ushkowitz (GLEE) and more. His musicals include HERE, IN THE PARK (1st Prize- Festival of New American Musicals ShowSearch 2015,) SPACE VOYAGE: THE MUSICAL FRONTIER (co-book by Quinn Elmer,) and the upcoming TEN LONG YEARS (book by Kyle Wilson).
Nicholas has orchestrated and arranged music for many Broadway luminaries, including Kristin Chenoweth, Lynn Ahrens, Betsy Wolfe, Gavin Creel and Karen Olivo. He was Associate Music Director and Orchestrator for Kristin Chenoweth’s FOR THE GIRLS on Broadway and an Associate MD for Kristin Bell’s ENCORE! (currently streaming on DisneyPlus.) Nicholas is also a keyboard sub and rehearsal pianist at MEAN GIRLS on Broadway and part of the music team for ALMOST FAMOUS (world premiere at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego).

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