The NYU Broadway Orchestra is a new ensemble in The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions designed to train the next generation of musicians for a career on Broadway.
Students have the opportunity to learn the industry-specific skills required to land a role in the world's best stage productions. They learn recording skills, sight reading (using past Broadway books), chamber and ensemble performance, Broadway-specific music technology, theatre history, and the business of Broadway from seasoned industry professionals.
Ted Sperling serves as the Broadway Orchestra's music director, and John Miller is the orchestra's artistic advisor. Professors Stephanie Baer, Director of String Studies, and Jonathan Haas, Director of Percussion Studies, are the co-directors of NYU Orchestras.
"The NYU Broadway Orchestra will be invaluable to students and a powerful start to their careers. This practical, hands-on experience shows the realities of working in musical theatre and will be a wonderful resource for students, regardless of where they end up playing professionally. I'm honored to be offered this opportunity to work with professionals I admire and respect at NYU and share my experiences with aspiring musicians," said Miller.
Read the article in Playbill.
Read the full press release on Broadway World.