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Bret Silverman

Musicianship Faculty

Bret Silverman is a pianist, composer and vocalist who has worked in Boston for over 16 years. He is the composer of the musical, The Paisley Sisters’ Christmas Special, which The Boston Globe called “a tour de force” and The Boston Tab included in its Top Ten Plays of 1998 (visit Tree of Life, his eight-movement cantata for children’s chorus, chamber orchestra, baritone and mezzo, was also described as “uplifting” and “imaginatively written” by The Boston Globe. His choral compositions will soon be available from Boosey & Hawkes.

Silverman teaches freshman music theory at The Boston Conservatory and is a private piano instructor at the Brookline Music School. For 10 years, he was the in-house composer/arranger and pianist for PALS Children’s Chorus in Brookline, Massachusetts, as well as director/arranger for the a cappella group AKAFellas. He has taught piano for the Boston University Institute at Tanglewood and served as pianist/assistant conductor for the MIT Chamber Chorus and Concert Choir. He has music directed for theaters throughout New England, including the historic Barnstormers in New Hampshire, the New London Barn (New Hampshire), Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the Publick Theatre in Brighton, Massachusetts. He has worked as pianist and musical coach at The Boston Conservatory and Brooklyn Conservatory (New York).

Silverman received his B.M. in piano performance from Boston University.

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