Instructional Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
Paul Marszalkowski is a music director, vocal coach, pianist, composer, and arranger hailing from Buffalo, New York. He holds a Master's degree in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and a Bachelor's in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia.
In the States, Paul has worked as the Resident Music Director at PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre, where he led many productions including the west coast premieres of Newsies and Disney's Freaky Friday, as well as working with composer Brad Carroll on a revised version of his musical Lend Me a Tenor. He has also worked in rotating repertory with the Weathervane Theatre in New Hampshire. Favorite productions there include Memphis, Next to Normal, Once on This Island, Avenue Q, and the regional premier of Young Frankenstein.
Past music direction and arrangement work internationally includes an actor-musician version of Return to the Forbidden Planet with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; the new musical Under the Ground by Katie Barnett and Megan Hughes that premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015; Showstoppers!, a concert in Lusaka, Zambia which raised money for various charitable organizations; and Swingin' Into Christmas, a big band holiday show. He also had the chance to work as the AMD/Associate Conductor/Pianist for West Side Story at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland while he was a student there. Paul has also been heard around the world as a pianist on the Cunard Queen Elizabeth and the P&O Britannia.
As a composer, his original young adult musical Spirit has been performed by colleges, high schools, and regional theater companies around the country, and his Theatre for Young Audiences adaptions of Treasure Island and The Emperor's New Clothes (with Kirsti Carnahan) and The Purple Marble (with Leo Cortez) have toured around the northeastern United States and California.