Instructor of Musical Theatre
Kristin Stowell is a music director, pianist, composer, vocal coach and music copyist. Throughout her diverse music career, Kristin has been involved in the development and production of dozens of musical theatre productions in a variety of roles. She holds a master's degree in music from NYU Steinhardt where she served on the adjunct faculty teaching private piano lessons and keyboard skills classes. She also earned a bachelor's degree in music from the Ohio State University.
As a music director, Kristin Stowell has conducted several shows from South Pacific to Hairspray and was the first female music director for the musical Rock of Ages. Recently, she was the music director for the new musical Matthew McConaughey Vs. the Devil, which was featured in the New York Musical Festival (NYMF). She served as the assistant music director and music copyist for Off-Broadway’s Songbird, with music by Lauren Pritchard and starring Tony Award® nominee Kate Baldwin, and is the resident music director for Berenstain Bears Live!. Working as a music supervisor for Norwegian Cruise Line, she has worked with several casts and bands on ships around the world. In 2011 she was the assistant music director for the U.S. premiere of Stephen Schwartz's My Fairytale at PCPA Theaterfest in Santa Maria, California, for which she both created and performed the keyboard book.
Specializing in musical theatre accompanying and coaching, Ms. Stowell has worked as a collaborative pianist throughout the country. Her university work includes serving as a pianist and coach at New York University, Rider University, Molloy College, CAP21, The Ohio State University and the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts. She is frequently seen behind the piano at musical theatre auditions around NYC. In addition to musical theatre, she is also an accomplished classical pianist performing with both vocalists and instrumentalists with a special interest in performing works written by living women composers.