David Shipps is a Nashville-based orchestrator, conductor, and arranger whose work includes album projects, live events, video games, film, television, lawn mowing, and more. I spoke to David about his background, working in Nashville, his orchestration workflow, and much more.
Joseph Church is a composer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, pianist, author, and educator. He was the music director of two groundbreaking Broadway musicals, The Who’s Tommy and The Lion King, and holds a doctorate in composition from NYU, where he has been on the faculty since 1997.
Robert Schultz is an American composer, arranger, and editor. He is also co-founder of Schultz Music Publications and creator of the Robert Schultz Piano Library.
Jonathan Feist is no stranger to the Finale blog. He’s been a guest author and was featured in this previous post. By day Jonathan is the editor in chief of Berklee Press and a Berklee Online educator.
Once on This Island is an inspiring one-act musical that first ran on Broadway in 1990 and whose West End run won a 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.