Let's Make Some Joyful Noise
As an instrumentalist, I've been grateful to share my work all along the east coast; from playing violin in the world premiere of John Guare's LYDIE BREEZE TRILOGY, strumming a ukulele in the Maine premiere of PETER and the STARCATCHER, to fulfilling my rock star dreams and learning to play an entire drum set for the American premiere of BROKEN BISCUITS.
As a Music Director who specializes in plays with music, I draw the best out of people by meeting them where they are - always reminding them that the voice they have is the voice that is needed. I play to individual's strengths and work with them to overcome their specific challenges, working towards a goal of confident, character-informed singing.
As a Music Arranger and Composer, I delight in crafting unexpected and beautiful pieces with rich harmony and simple instrumentation. Collaborating with creative teams and actors alike, my goal is to build scores that serve as their own supportive, transportive characters within the world of a piece and establish organic arrangements that seamlessly blend from text to song.
"I Carry Your Heart"
Music by Amanda Jill Robinson
Poem by E.E. Cummings,
"[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]"
"I Carry Your Heart" was featured in The Greenfield Collective's project of the same name: a film that "is at once a song, a dance, a performance art poem for public spaces, a community engagement experiment, a mission statement, and a love letter to the artistic community of Philadelphia." -Han Van Sciver