Jayne Critelli
Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, Vocalist, Piano and Voice Professor

joyofsinging@gmail.com

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Curriculum Vitae

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Composer/Lyricist, On The Edge Of Something New
Theme song for The Truth, A Short Film

Composer, Score for The Truth, A Short Film
Film details the angst of a tween/teen based on the book, The Truth, by psychologist, Barbara Holstein.

Composer/Lyricist Collaboration with David Lucas on an original musical.

Composer, BMI Lehman Engel Theater Workship

Awarded a composer's seat under the direction of Skip Kennon and Richard Lindquist. Worked with several lyricist collaborators; composed songs for several plays culminating in a 10 minute musical.

Cabaret Symposium Fellow
One of thirty-seven fellows participating in a 9 day intensive Cabaret Symposium set at the Eugene O'Neil Estate. Worked with Margaret Whiting, Carol Hall, Julie Wilson, Shelley Markham and other professionals to learn all aspects of the craft of cabaret performance.

Composer of Advertising Music, NY, NY
Unleaded Music, Lucas/McFaul, David Lucas Associates, Three Tree Productions, Four/Four Productions.

EDUCATION

Manhattanville College
MAT in Music Education
Focus: Piano studies and music composition
Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Berklee College of Music
B.M. in Music Composition
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude

Onondaga Community College
A.A.S. in Music
Majored in Piano

 

AWARDS

Movie Music Award in the Pop Song Category from The Garden State Film Festival 2016.
On The Edge Of Something New, music and lyrics.

MAJOR WORKS COMPOSED / ARRANGED

You Can’t Beat the Feelin’ Coca Cola Classic

Put On a Shining Face, Lysol

It’s Very Cherry, Cherry Coke

Statue of Liberty Theme, Kodak

I’m Sorry, an original song for Atlantic Records recording artist, Rachele Cappelli.
(Jayne Critelli/David Lucas)

Additionally, has provided arrangements for AT&T, Sheer Energy and others, and has produced commercials with popular artists such as Dionne Warwick, Michael Bolton, Patti Austin, John Waitt, Valerie Simpson, David Sanborn, Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Warren Bernhardt, Wayne Pedziwater, and Steve Jordan.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The Joy of Learning, The Joy of Music

Private piano and voice instructor.

Developed a pedagogy of all levels combining traditional, classical piano technique and repertoire, music theory, chord voicing and terminology, along with contemporary music styles.

Specializes in voice instruction employing unique techniques from  classical to Alexander Technique and contemporary instruction.

Greenwich, CT
Boston, MA
New Hartford, NY

 

PRIVATE STUDIES

Piano studies with Dr. Frank Branceleone. [Manhattanville College]

Private Studies with Rudi Van Dijk, Tony Germain, Emmanuel Zambelli. [Berklee College of Music]

Private piano, harmony, and theory studies with Barbara Mecale and Philip Klein. [Onondaga Community College]

Private piano studies with Charles Blenzig.

Private vocal studies with Adrian Arpel.

Private Alexander Technique vocal studies with Billie Frierson.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
SAG, Screen Actors Guild
Local 802, American Federation of Musicians