KEYBOARD PROGRAMMING - MUSICAL THEATER

I offer keyboard programming using Apple MainStage for a variety of musical theater shows. For each show listed under "Available Now" below, I have MainStage concert files for each keyboard part in the orchestration. Every instrument and sound effect that is called for in the score is included in one easy-to-use package, allowing you to just play the music and not have to worry about designing sounds.

WHY MAINSTAGE?

  • HIGH-QUALITY SOUNDS: All instruments are custom-sampled for each show
  • EASY TO USE: Quickly make adjustments and edits to suit the needs of your production
  • UNBUNDLING: Pay for only the parts you need

Doing a show you don't see offered? I do custom work frequently! Please contact me to find out more.

AVAILABLE NOW:

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (1X)
ALTAR BOYZ (2X)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (11 PIECE, 2X)
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (2X)
COMPANY (9 PIECE, 2X)
IN THE HEIGHTS (9 PIECE, 2X)
IN THE HEIGHTS (13 PIECE, 2X)
INTO THE WOODS (1X)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (ORIGINAL, 1X)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (REVIVAL, 1X)
MARY POPPINS (11 PIECE, 2X)
MARY POPPINS (16 PIECE, 2X)
SEUSSICAL (FULL, 2X)
SEUSSICAL (TYA, 2X)
SHREK (2X)
SISTER ACT (11 PIECE, 3X)
THE WEDDING SINGER (3X)

COMING IN 2018:

A CHORUS LINE
ADDAMS FAMILY
CABARET
FUN HOME
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
MAMMA MIA!
JEKYLL & HYDE
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
THE LITTLE MERMAID
SWEENEY TODD

COMING IN 2019:

BAT BOY
CHILDREN OF EDEN
FOOTLOOSE
JOSEPH ... DREAMCOAT (MEGAMIX)
LEGALLY BLONDE
LES MISERABLES
RAGTIME
WEST SIDE STORY
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
ZOMBIE PROM


WHAT IS KEYBOARD PROGRAMMING?

For the contemporary musical, keyboard books often present the daunting task of translating dozens or hundreds of "patches" - different sounds to be played via synthesizer. Sometimes these are straightforward, but as the technology evolves they are becoming increasingly complex. I use Apple's MainStage (the same software used in pits on Broadway and in the West End) to pre-program all of the patches (including sound effects, harp glissandi and detailed splits / layers) into one simple file that you can run via any Apple computer. This enables you to hook up your keyboard and easily switch from one patch to the next throughout the entire show. You get all of the authentic sounds without having to wade through the complicated music.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • Apple computer (preferably with at least 8 GB of RAM) with MainStage 3 ($29)
  • 88-key weighted keyboard, with USB connectivity (or MIDI adaptor/interface)

OPTIONAL (AVAILABLE TO RENT):


Synthesizer programming for "the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" - AVAILABLE NOW!