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Jenny Gould

Piano (Keyboard Connection)

www.jennygould.net   

Composing and Musical Directing

  • Rush Hour Crush, new opera in development, ongoing Composer

  • Go Mad Kids, new internet gaming site for children, in development, ongoing tbc.Composer

  • For The Young Shakespeare Company:
          Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, 2001 -
          current, ongoing -Resident Composer/MD for TIE tour of primary schools

  • For Candlelight Opera:
          Cosi fan Tutte, I Pagliacci, Don Pasquale, 2010 - current, ongoing - MD/Piano

  • For The University of Cumbria:
          The Little Princess, Jan-Feb 2013, upcoming - MD/keyboard
          Spring Awakening, Apr-May 2012 - MD/keyboard
         
    Animal Farm, Mar-May 2008 - Composer/MD
        
    A Little Night Music, Apr - May 2007 - MD/keyboard

  • For The Chichester Festival Youth Theatre:
          The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Oct-Dec 2011 - MC/keyboard
         
    Alice in Wonderland, Oct-Dec 2010 - MD/keyboard/asst. composer
         
    The Firework Maker's Daughter,summer 2010 - MD/shamanic drum/asst. composer
          The Hunt for William Shakespeare, May 2010 - Composer/MD
         
    The Snow Queen, Oct-Dec 2009 - MD/keyboard/asst. composer
         
    A Christmas Carol, Oct-Dec 2008 -  MD/keyboard/asst. composer
         
    James and the Giant Peach, Oct-Dec 2007 - MD/keyboard/asst. composer
     

  • The Withered Arm, new chamber opera adaptation of Thomas Hardy short story, work-in-development, Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, Aug 2011Composer/MD

  • Songs of Imaginings, Finchley Children’s Music Group live premiere and recording, Oct 2009 – Composer/Accompanist

  • Musical Moments, Sweet Charity, Agent Showcase, Hertfordshire Theatre School, Jan-Feb 2008 and 2009 – Composer/MD

  • The Nightingale and the Rose, Grimeborn Festival of new opera and musical theatre writing, Arcola Theatre, London, August 2008 – Composer/MD

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, 
       The Principal Theatre Company, June-Aug 2001-2008  Composer/Arranger/MD
  • Looking For Gants, music for short film, June 2007, dir. Paul Gladwin – Composer
  • Tomorrow Morning, New End Theatre, Aug 2006 – MD/piano
  • Send in the Clowns, Sondheim cabaret, Rosemary Branch Theatre, Mar-Apr 2005 – Composer/MD
  • Greenwich Theatre 10 Minute Musical, Feb 2005 – Composer
  • Pride and Prejudice, Good Company UK tour, Aug-Oct 2004 – Composer/Arranger/MD
  • The World Turned Upside Down, E15 Acting School, Jan-Feb 2004 – Composer/Arranger/MD
  • Trip’s Cinch, Southwark Playhouse, Sept 2002 – Composer/Sound Design
  • Two Songs From A Shropshire Lad, String Quartet and Tenor, Ludlow Festival, June 2001 – Composer

Education and Community Work

  • Full Circle - MD and Composer for London children's theatre company

  • Finchley children's Music Group - Accompanist, Conductor and Composer for London children's choir

  • James and the Giant Peach, The Greycoat Hospital School devising songs and incidental music for school theatre production, Yrs 7-9, summer 2013 - Composer/MD/songwriting workshope leader

  • The Tempest, Ashgrove School, Bomley, devising musical theatre piece based on Shakespeare play with Yrs 5-6, Feb-July 2013 - Composer/songwriter

  • For Hackney Music Development Trust:
          I Can Sing! Firs Farm Primary after-school choir Yrs 1-6, summer 2013 - Choir leader
        
    Shadowball,children's jazz opera by Julian Joseph, Hackney Empire and Sheffield Cruicible, Jan-July '12 -
         Associate/MD/conductor
         I Can Sing! Musical theatre and devising workshops for children and young people, 2011-12 –
         Composer/Songwriter/MD


  • For Opera Brava:
         Workshop 1 - An introduction to opera, education project, Yrs 3-8, Spring/Summer 2013 - MD/piano/workshop
           leader

         The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, education project, Yrs 3-8, 2010-13 - MD/Piano
        
    Prince Caspian, commision and education project, 2008-12 schools and theatres tour - Composer/MD/Piano

  • For Finchley Youth Theatre:
          Write your own musical in a week! Sunner Uni Aug 2008 and July 2011 - Composer/Songwriter/MD
          
    Hip Hop Rapsical, devised rap opera, 12-16s 2009/10 - Composer/Songwriter/MD
  • Bolder and Wiser Sing Together, adult over-50s singing group, Chichester Festival Theatre, autumn 2011 – MD
  • Sing With Us! Rhythmically Speaking World War 2 concert with primary schools, Mar 2011 – Keyboard
  • The Withered Arm, Opera adaptation education workshop, Oct 2010 – Composer
  • National Association of Youth Theatres training day, ensemble singing, Mar 2010 – MD/Workshop leader
  • Operahouse Music ProjectsPensions for All! a devised opera in primary schools, Jan-Apr 2009 – Composer/Animateur/MD
  • Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Stravinsky’s ‘A Soldier’s Tale’ project with Sound Collective, Frome Community College A-level music group, Oct 2007Resident Composer
  • LSO Discovery in-school projects and youth choirPianist

Other Theatre and Opera work

  • Opera Gala evening, Candlelight Opera Company – Piano/Repetiteur
  • Claudina Edwards, jazz singer, Canal Café cabaret evenings and private functions – Piano/MD
  • Naomi Hyamson, mezzo chanteuse, regular concerts with AJR and JACS (Association of Jewish Refugees and Jewish Arts and Cultural Societies) and private functions – Piano/MD/Composer
  • Evenings At Coombe, Coombe Manor, Sept 2008 – Piano 2
  • Jane Eyre, Big Little Theatre School, Apr 2007 – Keyboard 2
  • The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Leicester Haymarket; Chichester Festival Theatre, 2004, 2005 – Keyboard 2
  • Brighton Rock, Almeida Theatre, Oct-Nov 2004 – Keyboard 2 dep
  • West End Gold, Gaiety and Villa Marina Theatres, Isle of Man, 2003, 2004, 2006 – Keyboard 2
  • The Barber of Seville, Mid-Wales Opera, Aug 1999 – Repetiteur/Harpsichord

Orchestral work

  • Voices That Should Be Heard, new choral commission, Mar 2011 – Keyboard
  • MAS 30th Anniversary Concert, Royal Opera House, Oct 2006 – Piano
  • Gorecki Symphony no. 3, Ulster Orchestra, Belfast Festival, Nov 2006 – Piano

Drama School Teaching

  • E15 Acting School, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London School of Musical Theatre, Mountview, Hertfordshire Theatre School – Singing Tutor/Vocal Coach/MD/Workshop leader

Other work

  • Vienna Spring - Singer-songwriter/keyboard in gigging originals duo with guitarist/singer-songwrioter
  • Dieci - Arranger for acappella vocal ensemble
  • Chichester Festival Youth Theatre – MD, Composer and Workshop leader
  • Trio VivaPianist, Composer and Arranger in flute, oboe, piano trio.  Recitals and private functions

Freelance accompanist and private vocal coach, for one-to-one sessions, workshops, gigs.

Education

  • Masters in Composing for Theatre MMus, London College of Music, 1999-2000 
  • Postgraduate in Repetiteur Training, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 1998-99
  • Bachelor of Music BMus (Hons.), University of Birmingham, 1995-1998

Other Musical Qualifications and Prizes

  • British Flute Society Composition Prize, 2001
  • Henry Purcell Prize for Composition, London College of Music, 2000
  • Grade 8 voice (ABRSM 1997) and Grade 8 piano (ABRSM 1991) both with distinction

Current Publications
  •  Bizet’s L’Arlésienne and Carmen Suites – arranged for flute duet and piano 
  • Last Song of a Nightingale – for flute and piano, and piano solo (former published by Hunt Edition, latter self-published)
  • The Hunt for William Shakespeare – children’s musical (self-published)
  • Songs of Imaginings – set of children’s songs (soon to be self-published)

The information contained in this CV is provided by the client of MAS.
MAS takes no responsibility for its accuracy.

Instruments
Piano (Keyboard Connection), Piano

Ensembles
Jenson Duo