Howard Kilik

Composer/

Pianist/Conductor

 

Experience

    Broadway

      Phantom of the Opera, Keyboards

      A Chorus Line, Pianist

 

   Off-Broadway

Nunsense, Douglas Fairbanks, Pianist/Conductor

Anchorman, Theatre Four, Amer. Folk Th., Music Director/Keyboardist

 

   Other

Western Connecticut State University, University Assistant (Theatre Dep't.) and
Music Director for Chicago, Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone and Violet

The AMDA School, accompanist, NYC  

Artist in Residence, Vassar College 1996 -

Dames at Sea, Fantasticks, Putting it Together, Pippin, You’re a Good Man…, Hair, The Emelin,   

                                                                             Mamaroneck, NY  Music Director/Keyboardist 

Various Regional, Stock and Community Theatrical Productions - Music Director/Pianist

 

   Orchestral Conducting

 Three Dances from On The Town, Low Symphony by Philip Glass, Four Seasons by Piazolla,

Variations by A.L. Webber 

 

Compositions

  Theatre Music

Shirley Girl, Work in Progress

Noah and the Gremlins, Staged Reading at York Theatre

Christmas Salad, Maximilion Productions

Dream,a Musical Romp in the Woods, Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC 1986 and Westchester Comm. College 1997

 

Music for Dance

Triptych, Drumlin (for String Quartet), Griot Dance, Babel, Evolution, No Victory Too Small, Esa Eynai (for Voice and Tape), Prodigal, Wet Dog, Cantus (for Choir and Percussion), Bus Stop, Illusions, Nuclear Chants, Tides, Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre

Creation (for Big Band), Seven Chakras, Illusions (for Orchestra), Toys, All Creatures, Metamorphosis, Energy, Hour Time, Linda Duci Dance Ensemble

 

 

 

 

Education

         M.M., B.M.  Composition Juilliard                                           Piano- Jack Reilly
 
 

Other Skills

 

Proficient with Computer Programs: Finale, Cakewalk (SONAR), Access and Sailing.

   
     

Bio
       

Howard Kilik, MM, BM Composition Juilliard, is a freelance pianist, conductor and composer affiliated with many professional and educational institutions throughout the New York Region. He is in his 20th year as resident composer and pianist for the Vassar College Dance Department.
       As composer, many works have been written for the Linda Duci Dance Ensemble and for the Vassar Repertory Dance Theater.  His score to Dream debuted to critical acclaim in Charleston, SC during the 1986 Spoleto Festival. Other theatre pieces include: Noah and the Gremlins (The York Theatre in Manhattan, a reading) and Shirley Girl (a work in progress).
       Music Director credits include Violet, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women and Chicago at Western Connecticut State University; many shows at the Emelin Theater and Vassar College as well as shows Westchester Community College, Fordham University and Carnegie Hall and did the choral preparation for Carmina Burana at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Other credits include extensive Summer Stock, regional and community productions.  
       As pianist, Howard has subbed on and off Broadway for such shows as A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera and Nunsense, and has been a member of Comedy Express and The Players, improvising at the keyboard and supporting the comedy.

for more information, please visit: KilikMusic.com