William Remmers

William R.

New York, NY

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William delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
2008

William is a conductor, composer, actor, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A live musician and recording artist of over a decade, he is versed in all styles of popular music and is equally at home in such diverse disciplines as jazz guitar, music theory, accordion/banjo/folk instruments, piano, and much more. His achievements in classical music have reached the notice of Opera News, which recently featured him in their August 2016 cover story. His work as conductor, performer, and stage director give him a wide breadth of knowledge and experience especially suited to dramatically-aspiring performance artists. For students wanting a comprehensive view of music and/or stage craft, William represents the complete package. From the singer needing vocal and dramatic coaching on their latest aria to the junior pianist working their way through new repertoire, William's style combines knowledge of the craft at hand with context from related disciplines with a goal of always being able to answer the enterprising student's most important question: "Why?"

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Experience

Artist & Musical Director and Founder
Jan 2011 - Present
Utopia Opera

I am the founder and Artistic/Musical director of Utopia Opera, an up-and-coming indie opera company in NYC. In my capacities, I have music directed/conducted the majority of our productions, while also sometimes stage directing and producing or playing piano or guitar in the orchestra. In this time, I have experienced first-hand the talent and hard work that goes into a polished performance (musical, dramatic, or otherwise), and, more importantly, the skills that need to be learned by the performers on their journey to stage success.

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Accompanist and Vocal Coach
Jun 2010 - Present
Freelance

Freelance pianist and coach for opera, musical theatre, audition prep, and everything in-between as well as accompanist for rehearsals, performances, and auditions.

Education

BA Music Theory and Composition
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
New York University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Best Musical Director - Nominee
Aug 2016
International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Harrogate, UK
Best Concerted Item - Winner
Aug 2016
International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Harrogate, UK
Best Supporting Actor - Winner
Aug 2014
International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Harrogate, UK

Photos & Videos

In a more classical vein... performing the role of the Lord Chancellor in Iolanthe, NYC, April 2016.
On the right! Representing my company, Utopia Opera, on the cover of Opera News' August 2016 issue.

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London, UK, December 2016. As music director for a production of the Gilbert & Sullivan show, Iolanthe.

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In a rock 'n' roll vein... a performance of a Queen classic, recorded in one take.
Rocking out during a cabaret performance on the Upper East Side, NYC, January 2017.

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