Musical Director

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The music director for any production is one of the most important parts of the creative team. Shawn’s 25+ year experience behind the podium, at the piano, programming keyboards and even performing on-stage will make him an invaluable member of your production. 

  • Musical Theatre
    • Shawn has been a popular music director and accompanist for many community theatres and schools throughout central Illinois for the past 28 years.
    • Several shows Shawn has worked on has included his original orchestrations and arrangements.
  • Special concerts & events
    • As the president of GospelFest Ministries, Inc., Shawn produces two large themed productions annually, the Summertime GospelFest (featuring a choir of 50+ and the 9-member GospelFest Singers) and the Christmastime GospelFest (featuring the GospelFest Singers)
    • Shawn is the director for "A Grace Family Christmas," the televised Christmas special for Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL. This concert features a 100+ voice choir, 40-piece orchestra and several different vocal ensembles.
Show Year Role    
My Fair Lady 1990 Doolittle WCHS  
West Side Story 1991 Pianist WCHS  
Camelot 1992 King Arthur WCHS  
Guys & Dolls 1993 Pianist/Assistant Music Director WCHS  
The Wiz 1991 Lion CCT  
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1992 Assistant Music Director Eastlight  
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1993 Assistant Music Director Eastlight  
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1994 Assistant Music Director Eastlight  
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1995 Music Director Eastlight  
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1996 Music Director Eastlight  
Big River 1992 Young Fool/Ensemble Eastlight  
Grease 1992 Keyboards Eastlight  
Lucky Stiff 1993 Keyboards Eastlight  
Metropolis 1993 Keyboards/Orchestration Adaptation Eastlight National Premiere
Goodbye Girl 1994 Keyboards Eastlight  
Secret Garden 1994 Keyboards Eastlight  
Annie Warbucks 1995 Keyboards Eastlight  
Chess 1995 Keyboards Eastlight  
Taffettas 1996 Piano/Conductor Eastlight  
Johnny Pye & the Foolkiller 1996 Music Director/Orchestrations Eastlight  
Oliver 1997 Piano/Conductor Eastlight  
Guys & Dolls 1997 Music Director Eastlight  
Big River 1998 Music Director Eastlight  
Jekyll & Hyde 2001 Conductor/OrchExtra Eastlight  
Mary Poppins 2014 Music Director Eastlight  
Les Miserables 2015 Music Director Eastlight  
Cats 2017 Music Director Eastlight  
Annie 2018 Music Director Eastlight  
L'Elisir d'Amore 1994 Chorus Master ISU  
Guys & Dolls   Piano/Conductor ISU  
Broadway Revue 1994 Music Director ISU  
Assassins   Keyboards Public Theatre Co.  
Grand Hotel   Keyboards Public Theatre Co.  
Nosferatu 1995 Keyboards/Orchestration Public Theatre Co. World premiere
Pride & Prejudice   Keyboards/Music Prep Public Theatre Co. World premiere
Guys & Dolls 2000 Conductor Morton HS  
Damn Yankees   Keyboards Peoria Players  
Beauty & the Beast 2017 Conductor Peoria Players  
Music Man 2001 Pianist Cornstock  
Cinderella 1995 Music Director CCT  
Fiddler on the Roof 2004 Music Director THS  
Fiddler on the Roof 2015 Music Director THS  
Beauty & the Beast 2017 Music Director THS  
Wizard of Oz 2011 Director THS  
Music Man 2007 Music Director THS  
Sound of Music 2000 Music Director THS  
Sound of Music 2013 Music Director THS  
West Side Story 2005 Music Director THS  
Guys & Dolls 2009 Music Director THS  
Guys & Dolls 2002 Music Director THS  
Levi! 2017 Music Preparation LACC world premiere
Music Man 2002 Music Director Elmwood  
Phantom   Keyboards Public Theatre Co.  
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1994 Pianist WCHS  
Once On This Island   Pianist WCHS  
Godspell   Pianist WCHS  
Saviour   Chorus GPC  
Saviour   Keyboards GPC  
Saviour   Music Director GPC  
Saviour   Keyboards FUMC  
Saviour   Keyboards Carnegie Hall

25th Anniv. Production

Jacues Brel Is Alive & Well & Living in Paris 1993 Keyboards Public Theatre Co.