Howard Kilik






      Phantom of the Opera, Keyboards

      A Chorus Line, Pianist



Nunsense, Douglas Fairbanks, Pianist/Conductor

Anchorman, Theatre Four, Amer. Folk Th., Music Director/Keyboardist



Head Over Heels, 1940's Radio Hour, Ubu: The New Musical by Sal Trapani, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Company, Violet, Happy Holidays, Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Chicago and Vocal Coach- Western Connecticut State University Theatre Department 2013 - present, Music Director (and Arranger for Ubu)

The AMDA School, accompanist, NYC  

Artist in Residence, Vassar College 1996 -

Dames at Sea, Fantasticks, Putting it Together, Pippin, You’re a Good Man…, Hair, The Emelin,   

                                                                             Mamaroneck, NY  Music Director/Keyboardist 

Various Regional, Stock and Community Theatrical Productions - Music Director/Pianist


   Orchestral Conducting

 Three Dances from On The Town, Low Symphony by Philip Glass, Four Seasons by Piazolla,

Variations by A.L. Webber 



  Theatre Music

Metamorphoses, Original Score and Music Director for 2022 WestConn Production (Sal Trapani, dir.)

Shirley Girl, Work in Progress

Noah and the Gremlins, Staged Reading at York Theatre

Christmas Salad, Maximilion Productions

Dream,a Musical Romp in the Woods, Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC 1986 and Westchester Comm. College 1997


Music for Dance

Triptych, Drumlin (for String Quartet), Griot Dance, Babel, Evolution, No Victory Too Small, Esa Eynai (for Voice and Tape), Prodigal, Wet Dog, Cantus (for Choir and Percussion), Bus Stop, Illusions, Nuclear Chants, Tides, Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre

Creation (for Big Band), Seven Chakras, Illusions (for Orchestra), Toys, All Creatures, Metamorphosis, Energy, Hour Time, Linda Duci Dance Ensemble






         M.M., B.M.  Composition Juilliard                                           Piano- Jack Reilly

Other Skills


Proficient with Computer Programs: Finale, Cakewalk (SONAR), Access and Sailing.



Howard Kilik, MM, BM Composition Juilliard, is a freelance pianist, conductor and composer affiliated with many professional and educational institutions throughout the New York Region as well as resident composer and pianist for the Vassar College Dance Department for over 21 years.
       As composer, his most recent work, Metamorphoses (by Mary Zimmerman) was produced at Western CT State Univ. Also, he has composed many works for the Linda Duci Dance Ensemble and for Vassar Repertory Dance Theater.  His score to Dream debuted to critical acclaim in Charleston, SC during the 1986 Spoleto Festival. Other theatre pieces include: Noah and the Gremlins (The York Theatre in Manhattan, a reading) and Shirley Girl (a work in progress).
      As Music Director, he’s done many shows at Western Connecticut State University including as well as The Emelin Theater, Vassar College and Westchester Community College. He has also conducted at Fordham University and Carnegie Hall and did the choral preparation for Carmina Burana at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Other credits include extensive Summer Stock, regional and community productions.   
       As pianist, Howard has subbed on and off Broadway for such shows as A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera and Nunsense, and has been a member of Comedy Express and The Players, improvising at the keyboard and supporting the comedy.

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