Blog tagged as Orchestration

When To Hire An Orchestrator?

When To Hire An Orchestrator?

By Kevin Lynch

The first question I’ll ask you is, why do you need orchestrations right now? Have you staged your musical or had it performed in front of an audience? Has it been through a workshop and several readings with rewrites and revisions?
10-27-22 07:30 AM - Comment(s)
How To Downsize A Large Orchestra For Musical Theatre

How To Downsize A Large Orchestra For Musical Theatre

By Kevin Lynch

You've been hired as a music director for a local theatre company. They're doing Disney's "Beauty And The Beast", which is orchestrated for 19 pit musicians and a cast of 30+ performers.
09-07-22 11:35 AM - Comment(s)
"Orchestrator" vs. "Arranger" – What's The Difference?

"Orchestrator" vs. "Arranger" – What's The Difference?

By Kevin Lynch

Sometimes in a musical theatre setting the orchestrator can also function as an arranger and vice versa. What's the difference between an orchestrator and an arranger?
07-01-22 09:25 AM - Comment(s)