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Tony Award Winner Adam Guettel at The Boston Conservatory

Two-Time Tony Award-Winning Composer and Lyricist Adam Guettel Gives Real World Lessons to Boston Conservatory Students


Guettel will be a Boston Conservatory Artist-in-Residence from November 19-21, teaching masterclasses, holding workshops and more 

Two-time Tony Award-winner and acclaimed composer and lyricist Adam Guettel will be in residency at The Boston Conservatory from November 19-21, 2013. Special thanks to Pam Kunkemueller for her sponsorship of this residency.

Guettel will host several events for both students and faculty. Among them will be a composition workshop, a deconstruction of his best known musical, The Light in the Piazza, and a question and answer session about his life and career. He will also hold two vocal audition masterclasses for both senior musical theater students and graduate students.

“We are so excited to be able to bring in an artist with this level of talent and experience,” says Neil Donohoe, Director of The Boston Conservatory’s Theater Division. “Giving our students the chance to learn from an artist as accomplished as Adam Guettel helps uniquely prepare them for their future careers in the real world of the performing arts.”

Guettel won two Tony Awards in 2005 for his work on The Light in the Piazza, one for Best Score and the other for Best Orchestrations. He also won two Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Orchestrations. The show won six Tony Awards in all, a Grammy nomination for Best Cast Recording and five Drama Desk Awards.

Among Guettel’s other works are the music and lyrics of Floyd Collins, for which he received the Obie Award for Best Music; the show won the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical as well. Guettel also worked on Love’s Fire and Saturn Returns. Four of his songs were featured on Audra McDonald’s Way Back to Paradise. His film scores include Arguing the World and Jack.

Guettel has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the 1990 Stephen Sondheim Award, the 1997 ASCAP New Horizons Award and the 2005 American Composers Orchestra Award. He is currently working on four new musicals and an opera.

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