Kit Goldstein Grant

Kit G.

New York, NY
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Beginner, Intermediate
Love old-school standards and musical theater? I am an internationally-produced, award-winning musical theatre composer and lyricist, and I'd love to help you learn how to craft a stylish song in the tradition of the 20th Century masters, and how to tell a story and develop characters through songs. I love working with students to deconstruct songs you love and figure out their structural tricks, both lyrically and musically, and can help you to figure out how to apply those structures in your own work. Can also work with you on music theory, notation and computer technology for getting your music written down.

About Kit G.

I am an internationally-produced composer and lyricist, with over 15 years of experience in musical theater and composition. I have studied at Juilliard and the Tony Award-winning BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and hold a Master of Music degree in Composition from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. I am an energetic champion of new music, and a founding member of NYC's Composers Collective. I bring a lot of enthusiasm to my lessons, and love helping my students to grow their understanding of the inner workings of music and lyrics!

Songwriting and Composition students can expect to learn building blocks to help them understand musical structure while developing their own voice. I am passionate about craft in lyric writing, and songwriting students will learn about scansion, rhyme schemes, and how to structure a song to make it catchy and memorable. I love working with students to take classic songs and pieces apart and figure out what makes them work, and to then help students use these techniques to make their own work soar!

Music Theory students can expect to learn the mechanics of music in a fun, upbeat setting, and develop their understanding of the music theory through familiarity with the keyboard, notation, and fun composition exercises.

I look forward to working with you!

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I took a songwriting class that Kit taught at Schenectady County Community College, and it was a lot of fun and extremely helpful! She knows tons about all sorts of song genres both as a composer and a lyricist, and helped me understand a lot of basic ideas about music composition that I'd never really grasped. I would study with her again if she were back in town!

Posted Mar 16, 2019

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Education

M. M. in Composition
Sep 2015 - May 2018

The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College

Composition, Orchestration, Music Technology, & Scoring to Picture Courses
Sep 2006 - May 2014

The Juilliard School

Composer & Lyricist
Sep 2005 - Jun 2007

BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Writing Workshop

B. A. in Cultural Musical Theater
Sep 2001 - Jun 2005

Union College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Miriam Gideon Award, composition award
May 2018

Brooklyn College

Nominee for Best Playwright for Musical "The Nose"
Dec 2016

Midtown International Theater Festival

Nominee for Best Musical - Voted Audience Favorite
Jul 2016

Strawberry One-Act Festival

Lehman Engel Award
May 2016

Brooklyn College

Mountain Playhouse International Playwriting Contest - Finalist
Jan 2016

Mountain Playhouse

Jackie White Memorial National Children's Play Writing Contest - 2nd Prize
Jan 2015

Columbia Entertainment Company

Helen-Jean Play Contest - Finalist
Jan 2015

Helen-Jean Play Contest

Burbage Productions New Writing Prize - Finalist
Apr 2014

Burbage Productions

Mountain Playhouse International Playwriting Contest - Finalist
Jan 2014

Mountain Playhouse

Jackie White Memorial National Children's Play Writing Contest - 3rd Prize
Jan 2012

Columbia Entertainment Company

Affiliations

ASCAP
Oct 2014
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
Society of Composers and Lyricists
Aug 2012
The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.

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