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Joshua Stephen Kartes
Composer, Arranger, Pianist, Vocalist

(812) 320-5772
j@joshuastephenkartes.com



— E D U C A T I O N —

Bachelor of Music Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Bloomington, IN 2005
    Music composition studies with Don Freund, P. Q. Phan, Sven-David Sandström, David Dzubay
    Piano studies with Jean-Louis Haguenauer

Diploma Mona Shores High School Norton Shores, MI 2000



— E M P L O Y M E N T —

The Duplex Piano Bar & Cabaret New York, NY March 2010 – present
    Cabaret entertainer (pianist & vocalist)

Joshua Stephen Kartes Music New York, NY May 2005 – present
    Owner; full-time freelance composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist; general musical services

Ooolitic Music Bloomington, IN September 2000 – present
    Clinician and guest composer, Ooolation! Outdoor Singing Camps (2004 – present)
    Arranger, engraver (2000 – present)
    Executive assistant to Malcolm Dalglish, owner (2002 – 2005)

Columbia College Chicago, IL September 2008 – May 2009
    Staff pianist and accompanist, Theatre Department

Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University Chicago, IL January 2006 &ndash May 2009 (intermittent)
    Musical director and pianist, Theatre Department

New Prospect Baptist Church Dolon, IN January 2001 – April 2005
    Musical director, choral director, pianist



— C O M M I S S I O N S —

Mona Shores High School Choirs Norton Shores, MI Shawn Lawton, Director
    "Sing We Noel" for SATB choir and orchestra
    Commissioned by the Mona Shores Choir Association on the occasion of the 25th Annual Mona Shores High School Singing Christmas Tree Holiday Concert
    Premiere date: December 3, 2009

First Congregational Church Muskegon, MI Tom & Solee Clark, Music Co-directors
    "Many Parts, One Body" for SATB choir, handbells, wind ensemble, organ & piano
    Commissioned by the First Congregational Church of Muskegon, Michigan, on the occasion of its 150th anniversary
    Premiere date: June 7, 2009

Rockwood School District Wildwood, MO Joseph Gutowski, Orchestra Director
    "Twisted in Time" for string orchestra
    Written for the Lafayette High School Orchestra and the Lafayette Quadrant of the Rockwood School District
    Premiere date: November 7, 2007



— P E R F O R M A N C E S —

Huntington Cabaret Performance Workshop New York, NY Linda Ray, Director May 2, 2010 PREMIERE
    "We'll Provide the Entertainment" for mixed theatre/cabaret ensemble
    Performed at The Duplex by the Huntington Cabaret Performance Workshop singers

Song of the Earth Bethesda, MD Gisele Becker, Choir Director April 23, 2010
    "Dando" for a cappella mixed choir and percussion
    Performed at The Music Center at Strathmore by the Carpe Diem Singers

The Welcome Table Bloomington, IN Malcolm Dalglish, Director February 20, 2010
    "Dando" for a cappella mixed choir and percussion
    "Tsela Zhespódi Neme" for mixed choir and percussion

    Performed at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater by The Welcome Table cast

Ooolation! Outdoor Singing Camp Lee Vining, CA Malcolm Dalglish, Director July 31 – August 2, 2009 PREMIERE
    "Dando" for a cappella mixed choir and percussion
    Performed by the Ooolation! Singers in three concerts

The Chicago AIDS Quilt Songbook Chicago, IL December 1, 2008 PREMIERE
A benefit for Season of Concern; presented by Chicago Opera Vanguard
    "Birthday" for tenor voice and piano
    Performed at The Court Theatre by Herb Lentz (tenor) and Joshua Stephen Kartes (piano)

Ooolation! Outdoor Singing Camp Lee Vining, CA Malcolm Dalglish, Director August 2 – 4, 2008
    "The Calling Under the Breath" for a cappella mixed choir
    Performed by the Ooolation! Singers in three concerts

First Congregational Church Muskegon, MI March 23, 2008 PREMIERE
    "Easter Alleluia" for vocal quintet and piano
    Performed by Stephen, Barbara, Brennen, Logan, and Joshua Stephen Kartes

Valencia High School Valencia, CA Christine Enns, Choir Director September 18, 2007
    "Tsela Zhespódi Neme" for mixed choir and percussion
    Performed by the Valencia High School Choir

Ooolation! Outdoor Singing Camp Lee Vining, CA Malcolm Dalglish, Director July 27 – 29, 2007
    "Tsela Zhespódi Neme" for mixed choir and percussion
    Performed by the Ooolation! Singers in three concerts

Ooolation! Outdoor Singing Camp Lee Vining, CA Malcolm Dalglish, Director August 11 – 13, 2006 PREMIERE
    "The Calling Under the Breath" for a cappella mixed choir
    Performed by the Ooolation! Singers in three concerts

Ooolation! Outdoor Singing Camp Lee Vining, CA Malcolm Dalglish, Director August 11 – 13, 2005 PREMIERE
    "Tsela Zhespódi Neme" for mixed choir and percussion
    Performed by the Ooolation! Singers in three concerts



— T H E A T R I C A L   E X P E R I E N C E —

Composing & Arranging

Does This Show Make Me Look Fat? The Duplex Piano Bar & Cabaret New York, NY
    Composer (lyrics by Gila Sand)
    Performance at The Duplex Piano Bar & Cabaret: April 21, 2010

Ghetto by Joshua Sobol Northwestern University Evanston, IL
    Arranger, composer
    Performances at the Ethel M. Barber Theater, Northwestern University: May 22 – 31, 2009

Santa ... Deux? Li'l Buds Theatre Company Chicago, IL
    Composer, arranger
    Performances at the Artistic Home Theatre: November 22 – December 28, 2008

Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night Theo Ubique Theatre Company Chicago, IL
    Co-creator, musical arranger
    Performances at the No Exit Café: June 6 – October 25, 2008

Undercover by James R. Wilke NewTown Writers Chicago, IL
    Composer (incidental music)
    Performances at the Studio Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre: June 11 & 12, 2006

Music Direction

Stuck by Riley Thomas Next Link Project, 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival New York, NY
    Music director, pianist, arranger, conductor
    Performances at 45th Street Theatre: July 13 – 22, 2012

Living For Today II — second annual benefit concert for the Gilana Shira Alpert Fund New York, NY
    Music director, pianist, arranger
    Performance at the Laurie Beechman Theatre: October 25, 2009

Songs in the Key of Today: A New Topical Review Stages 2009 at Theatre Building Chicago Chicago, IL
    Music director, pianist
    Performances at Theatre Building Chicago: August 21 – 23, 2009

Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night Theo Ubique Theatre Company Chicago, IL
    Music director, pianist
    Performances at the Chicago Park District Theater on the Lake: July 15 – 19, 2009

Ghetto by Joshua Sobol Northwestern University Evanston, IL
    Music director
    Performances at the Ethel M. Barber Theater, Northwestern University: May 22 – 31, 2009

The American Songbook 5: Kinda Swellish and Rockefellish Chicago College of Performing Arts Chicago, IL
    Music director, pianist
    Performances at the Miller Studio Theatre, Roosevelt University: February 11 – 15, 2009

Santa ... Deux? Li'l Buds Theatre Company Chicago, IL
    Music director
    Performances at the Artistic Home Theatre: November 22 – December 28, 2008

It's a Jungle Out There: The Musical Musings of Randy Newman Chicago College of Performing Arts Chicago, IL
    Music director, arranger, pianist
    Performances at the Miller Studio Theatre, Roosevelt University: November 12 – 16, 2008

Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night Theo Ubique Theatre Company Chicago, IL WORLD PREMIERE
    Music director, pianist
    Performances at the No Exit Café: June 6 – October 25, 2008

Tell Me on a Sunday by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber & Richard Maltby, Jr. Bailiwick Repertory Theatre Chicago, IL
    Music director, keyboardist
    Performances at the Studio Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre: August 11 – September 26, 2008

Li'l Buds Theatre Company Summer Camp (children's theatre) Chicago, IL
    Music director & pianist for abridged production of Peter Pan by Mark Charlap & Carolyn Leigh
    Theatre Building Chicago, June 16 – 27, 2008

The American Songbook 4: Cole Porter and a Winsome Then Some Chicago College of Performing Arts Chicago, IL
    Music director, pianist
    Performances at the Miller Studio Theatre, Roosevelt University: February 13 – 17, 2008

Cabaret by John Kander & Fred Ebb Theo Ubique Theatre Company Chicago, IL
    Music director, diction coach (German language and accent), pianist (as "Greta Gripp")
    Performances at the No Exit Café: October 26 – December 31, 2007

The American Songbook 3: Sweet and Lowdown Chicago College of Performing Arts Chicago, IL
    Music director, pianist
    Performances at the Miller Studio Theatre, Roosevelt University: February 14 – 18, 2007

Side by Side by Sondheim Theo Ubique Theatre Company Chicago, IL
    Music director, pianist
    Performances at the No Exit Café: October 27 – December 10, 2006

The Fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones Theo Ubique Theatre Company Chicago, IL
    Music director, pianist
    Performances at the No Exit Café: November 4 – December 11, 2005



— D I S C O G R A P H Y —

Happy Holidays Joshua Stephen Kartes
    Composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist
    & © 2009, Joshua Stephen Kartes

Into the Sky: Songs of Malcolm Dalglish Ooodoo
    Arranger, vocalist, pianist
    & © 2007, Ooolitic Music, BMI

Through My Eyes David Bredenkamp
    Arranger, orchestrator, pianist
    & © 2007, David Bredenkamp



— F I L M O G R A P H Y —

CATastrophe! Short screenplay by James R. Wilke
    Film score composer
    Screenplay © 2005 & film © 2009, James R. Wilke



— A W A R D S   &   R E C O G N I T I O N —

2009 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Nomination Best Musical Direction (Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night, Theo Ubique Theatre Company)
    May 1, 2009

2009 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Nomination Best New Adaptation (Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night, Theo Ubique Theatre Company)
    May 1, 2009

2008 After Dark Award Best Musical Direction (Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night, Theo Ubique Theatre Company)
    September 25, 2008

2008 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award Best Musical Direction (Cabaret, Theo Ubique Theatre Company)
    June 9, 2008

2007 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Nomination Best Musical Direction (Side by Side by Sondheim, Theo Ubique Theatre Company)
    May 1, 2007



— A F F I L I A T I O N S —

Huntington Cabaret Performance Workshop Huntington, NY 2010 – present
    Musical director, pianist

Rock the Audition with Sheri Sanders New York, NY 2009 – present website
    Musical director, accompanist

Ooodoo Vocal Ensemble Bloomington, IN 2005 – present website
    Founding member, arranger

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts New York, NY 2010 – 2011
    Special event pianist (Meet the Artist Series)

Kristopher McDowell Productions, Inc. Chicago, IL 2009 website
    Musical director, pianist, performer

Chicago Cabaret Professionals Chicago, IL 2008 – 2009 website
    Member, musical director, pianist, performer

Theo Ubique Theatre Company Chicago, IL 2007 – 2009 website
    Artistic associate, musical director, consultant

Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University Chicago, IL 2007 – 2009 website
    Musical director, accompanist

Three Cat Media Chicago, IL 2007 – 2008 website
    Musical director, pianist and guest artist for "Three Cat Thursdays" cabaret series





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