Music Theater Guest Artists
Vince di Mura
Vince di Mura is a composer, arranger, jazz pianist and musical director; appearing on concert stages and theatres throughout North America, Canada, Europe and Latin America. He has conducted theatre seasons at The Bethesda Nederlander Theatre, Laguna Playhouse and El Portal Theatre in California, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, the Augusta Barn Theatre in Michigan, Artpark and Company in Lewiston N.Y., Tennessee Repertory in Nashville, The Asolo Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre and American Stage in Florida, Passage Theatre, Act II Playhouse, The Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia, The Muhlenburg Summer Theatre Festival, The American Theatre Group, and The Little Theatre in the Rockies. Best known for his arrangements of "My Way: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra," “Simply Simone” and “I Left My Heart: A Tribute to the Music of Tony Bennett(“ with over 800 productions nationally,) Vince has musical directed productions of these shows at the Blowing Rock Stage Company and Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina, Western Michigan’s Cherry County Playhouse, The Barter Theatre in Virginia, and Arkansas Repertory Company in Little Rock, Muhlenberg Summer Theatre, Laguna Playhouse and El Portal Theatre in California. Vince has fulfilled numerous compositional commissions from Princeton University's Department of Theatre and Dance, Rutgers University, Rider University, the Pingry Foundation, the University of Colorado, The Scioto Society, Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Passage Theatre, the University of Northern Colorado, American Stage, Princeton University Ballet and a host of scores for People's Light and Theatre Company. As an arranger, Vince has fulfilled commissions from Summerwind Productions, Playhouse Productions, Act II Playhouse, The Arden Theatre Company, MusicalFare in Buffalo NY, and Princeton Summer Theatre. Mr. di Mura is also the author and curator of “A Conversation With The Blues.” A 14 part web instructional series on improvisation through the Blues. Produced by Soundfly Inc. He holds composition and jazz fellowships from the William Goldman Foundation, Temple University, Meet the Composer, CEPAC, the Union County Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Puffin Cultural Forum and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. No stranger to the recording studio, Vince has 6 CDs on the market. the 2000 release, "Imperfect Balance," the 2007 release, "A Darker Shade of Romance," the 2008 release, “For Lost Words,” in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa, the 2010 release, "California Sage:" (with James Leary on Bass and Fritz Wise on drums,) the 2012 release, Love Was,” a second collaboration with poet Yusef Komunyakaa, and his most recent release, “Meditations on the Sacred Heart.” All of which are available at CDBaby.com and any number of internet outlets.
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