Resume

A Cappella Experience

Novem

Member and co-arranger of virtual collegiate group, 2020

Inside Voices

Member and co-arranger of virtual collegiate group, 2020

“Superhuman”

Performed in and contributed to David Das arrangement, 2020

A Cappella Academy

Student and featured performer (Los Angeles, Calif.), 2019

Kolot Hayam

Arranger, performer and featured soloist at Jewish choral competition, 2018-present

ShenaniGanns

Asst. Music Director, arranger, performer, soloist for high school group, 2016-present

Independent Projects

Arranging, orchestrating and composing original music and covers, 2014-present    

Composition, Orchestration & Arrangement

“It Begins with Us” Remake

Co-arranged international non-profit performing company’s opening number, 2020

On Hope: A Digital Song Cycle

Composed, mixed, performed a piece in West End Theater international concert, 2020

“Ex Marks the Plot”

Wrote, composed, orchestrated, directed 24-song sung-through musical comedy, 2015-2019

Gann Academy Ensembles

Composed, orchestrated for high school Chamber Ensemble & theater troupe, 2015-2019

Fall River Symphony Orchestra

Orchestrated Christmas performance at request of Conductor Douglas Daniels, 2018



Additional Performance Experience

“Up With People” 6-Month International Tour, 2020

Vocal Intern: led vocal exercises and coached, taught musical numbers, assisted in production

Cast Member: soloist in 16-city “Live On Tour” weekly musical with 100 cast members from 15 countries

Hospitality Assistant: organized managed, and spoke at alumni receptions and booths

Graphics Assistant: Oversaw video elements and set build/strike

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 6, 2020

Musical Theater Performing Arts Troupes, 2015-2019

Performed in over 15 productions between “Red Curtain Drama Club” and “Jewish Actor’s Workshop”

Roles include Rosa Bud, Edwin Drood; Janet Van De Graaf, Drowsy Chaperone; Gertrude, Seussical



Awards & Commendations

Jewish Rock Radio’s Jewish Star Season 3 Winner

Arranged and performed a cappella submission for national music competition, 2020

ACA-Education Podcast Competition Winner

Composed, arranged, performed, and produced winning theme song, 2020

Music in Action

Awarded by Up With People for “using music to practice global citizenship...”, 2019

Outstanding Vocal Performance

For original arrangement of, “You” by A Great Big World; Kolot Hayam, 2019

First Place Performance

Awarded to ensemble; Kolot Hayam, 2018

Outstanding Ensemble Member

Kolot Hayam, 2018

“Sing That Thing” Selectee

WGBH-TV, a PBS-affiliate in Boston; sang in one of 18 teams selected to compete, 2018



Education & Major Teachers

Erin Bentlage

Private music theory and arranging lessons

Beth Davis

Private singing lessons

Shams Ahmed

Private arranging lessons

Douglas McRay Daniels

Private composition and orchestration lessons 

Colorado College

Class of 2024, Colorado Springs    

Gann Academy High School

Class of 2019; music theory and voice with Lisa Jacobs, Waltham, Mass



Skills

Proficient in Sibelius, Logic Pro X, MuseScore, BandLab, GarageBand

Familiar with AbletonLive, Melodyne, Cakewalk

Voice, piano, ukulele, guitar

Transcription, songwriting, composition, arranging, orchestration

Proficient in Hebrew and basic Spanish

Participated in communication, organization, leadership workshops

 

©2020 by Mayta Cohen.