The NYU Broadway Orchestra, 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, is launching in fall 2018.
Students will have the opportunity to learn the industry-specific skills required to land a role in the world's best stage productions. They will 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 will serve as the Broadway Orchestra's music director, and John Miller will be 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.
The NYU Broadway Orchestra's fall season began with a fully-staged production of Guys and Dolls at the Frederick Loewe Theatre, September 20-24, and continues with a concert production of Anything Goes at NYU Skirball Center on November 30.
Read the article in Playbill.
Read the full press release on Broadway World.