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Music Director/Pianist/Copyist

Ari is an experienced music director, music assistant, piano accompanist, arranger, copyist, and vocal coach. As a classical, jazz, and music theater pianist for over 18 years, he has developed a skill in accompanying singers, developing arrangements, and supporting productions from the rehearsal room, the keyboard, and the podium. His work has spanned collaborations with legendary Tony award-winning director/choreographer George Faison to educational work as an MD and pianist for Pace University and other NYC schools. His strong attention to detail and collaborative nature allows him to effectively support the music department and solve problems that arise. He's very comfortable with music technology software like Finale, Sibelius, Logic, and Mainstage.

Ari with the pit of Once On This Island at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Ari stick conducting Merrily We Roll Along

Selected Resume (click to download full resume here)


Broadway Backwards 2024

Broadway Cares/EFA (MS: Ted Arthur, MD: Michael Gacetta)

Keys 2/Music Assistant

New Amsterdam Theatre

Easter Bonnet 2023

Broadway Cares/EFA (MS: Ted Arthur, MD: Chris Gurr)

Rehearsal Pianist/Music Assistant

Minskoff Theatre

Broadway Backwards 2023

Broadway Cares/EFA (co-MS: Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Ted Arthur)

Rehearsal Pianist/Music Assistant

New Amsterdam Theatre


Sleepy Hollow -
A Legendary Musical

Development Reading (MD: Nick Connors)

Associate MD

Runaway Home

Development Reading (MD: Sean Pallatroni)

Keys 2/Keyboard Programming

In My Own Little Corner

Cabaret/Tour (Writer/Performer: Chryssie Whitehead, MD: Nick Wilders)

Associate MD/Copyist/Pianist (sub)

54 Below: Fundraiser for
The Fund for College Auditions

54 Below (MD: Will Reynolds)

Music Prep/Transcription

Windy Woo and Her Naughty Naughty Pets

Development Workshop

Music Prep

The Journey Home

The Green Room 42 (Developmental Reading)

Music Director

NYC/Regional Theater

The Mad Hatter

Herberger Theater Center (by Vincent Connor, Michael Polo, Victor Valdez, dir. Joe Barros, MD: Nick Wilders)


Private Jones

Signature Theatre (by Marshall Pailet, MD: Myrna Conn)

Music Assistant/Score Manager/Rehearsal Pianist

Beauty and the Beast

John W. Engeman Theater (dir. Drew Humphrey, MD: Nick Wilders)

Associate MD/Keys 2/Keys 1-Conductor (sub)/Keyboard Programming

Little Women
(ft. Kate Baldwin)

Connecticut Stage Company (dir. Kate Simone)

Music Director/Arranger

Into the Woods
(ft. Kelli O'Hara)

Connecticut Stage Company (dir. Lorah Haskins & Kate Simone)

Music Director/Arranger

Beauty and the Beast

Summer Theatre of New Canaan (dir. Melody Libonati, MD: Nick Wilders)

Associate MD/Keys 2/Keyboard Programming

Once On This Island

Summer Theatre of New Canaan (dir. George Faison, MD: Damien Sneed)

Associate MD/Keys 1/Conductor

The Wizard of Oz

Summer Theatre of New Canaan (dir. Corinne Broadbent)

Music Director/Arranger

Something Rotten

Horace Mann School (dir. Ben Posner)

Music Director/Conductor

Educational Theater

Songs for a New World

Brown University Opera Productions

Music Director/Director

Merrily We Roll Along

Brown University Musical Forum (dir. Anthony Esielionis)
Music Director/Conductor

Firefly In The Light

Brown University Production Workshop (dir. Shayna Toh)

Music Director

West Side Story

Brown University Musical Forum (dir. Nicole Comella, MD: Julian Gau)

Assistant Music Director


Pace University Staff Accompanist/Vocal Coach 
Accompanist/Educator for classes, lessons, rehearsals, auditions/callbacks
Young Artists of America Vocal Teaching Artist 
Voice Teacher for high-school and middle-school students


Brown University (with degrees in Music and Applied Math)

  • Magna Cum Laude, elected to Phi Beta Kappa, GPA 4.00/4.00​

Piano: Stan Tucker, Jason Yeager, Sarah Nelson, Gloria Youn
Conducting/Arranging/Orchestration: Mark Seto, Ed Tomassi, Arlene Cole
Voice: Nancy Rosenberg, Greg Zavracky, Rolando Sanz, Rosie Dyer


Finale, Sibelius, Logic, Mainstage, QLab, Pro Tools, advanced pianist and proficient sight-reader, voice teacher and coach, stick and keyboard conducting, arranging, transcription, bari-tenor

Piano/Conducting Reel

Children Will Listen/By The Sea
00:00 / 01:36

Excerpt from Ari's Big Band Jazz Arrangement mashing up "Children Will Listen" and "By the Sea" (played by the Brown University Jazz Band)

Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd
00:00 / 00:40

Excerpt from Ari's Orchestral Arrangement of "Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd (played by the Brown University Orchestra)

No One Is Alone (Piano Solo)
00:00 / 01:07

Excerpt from piano solo of "No One is Alone" arranged by Fred Hersch

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