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Formatting An Integrated Script & Piano-Vocal Score

Formatting An Integrated Script & Piano-Vocal Score

By Kevin Lynch

An integrated score takes both the script and the music contents and combines them into one document, so the music director doesn’t need to flip back and forth between script and score or guess what the dialogue is.
09-21-22 01:26 PM - 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)
5 Skills You Must Have To Be A Successful Music Director

5 Skills You Must Have To Be A Successful Music Director

By Kevin Lynch

Top 5 skills for successful musical theatre music directors. Along with the stage manager(s), music directors drive the train of a musical from the first note to the button of the exit music.
07-15-22 01:50 PM - 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)
5 Tips On Crafting A Song For Musical Theatre

5 Tips On Crafting A Song For Musical Theatre

By Kevin Lynch

Here are 5 tips on crafting a song for musical theatre. You have your story, the script, and moments in your show where songs are to occur. Now what? For some this can be a daunting task.
06-27-22 02:06 PM - Comment(s)
The Importance of the Piano-Vocal Score

The Importance of the Piano-Vocal Score

By Kevin Lynch

What is a piano vocal score and why is it so important? A piano vocal score is a notated piece of sheet music that contains the essential elements and bare bones of a musical.
06-10-22 11:51 PM - Comment(s)