Discipline: Music+Theater

Based In: Prospect Park South, Brooklyn

Website: http://www.ianaxness.com

I am a collaborative pianist, conductor, arranger, and music director
Working between forms of concert music and contemporary theater

Selected credits: SWEENEY TODD (Off-Broadway, Barrow St), BEARDO by Dave Malloy & Jason Craig (Pipeline Theatre), PERICLES (Two River Theater), A RIDE ON THE IRISH CREAM (Erin Markey/Abrons), POLITICAL SUBVERSITIES (Ars Nova/PIT), CLOWN BAR (Pipeline), Salty Brine’s THE LIVING RECORD COLLECTION, events with Spring Street Social Society; and devised projects for NYU, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and Juilliard. Ian also coaches song interpretation / musicianship at The Performing Arts Project, and serves as a contributing editor of the yearly anthology Musical Theater Today. He is a teaching artist with Bridge Arts Ensemble and a proud graduate of Oberlin College.