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Click ----> here <--- for Hustlers The Musical First Demos: Be Sure to Listen to the Last Song "Hurricanes":
"What outstanding work! The styles of music are perfectly suited, the accompaniments are powerful and the melodies are memorable. The lyrics are excellent as well." -Broadway/Film Orchestrator
"Adventuresome, multifaceted, memorable. Musical, witty, doesn't try too hard, confident." -5-time Grammy Award winning Producer
"Congratulations on a spectacular showcase. I was blown away by your interpretation of "Hustlers". I could already get a sense of the character nuance of your complicated female protagonists and the opening number is air-tight. Also, "Hurricanes" needs to circulate and be sung everywhere." -Broadway Director-Choreographer
"I'm very impressed by the songs" -Broadway Music Director and Conductor
Click ----> here <---- for Hashkiveinu (Jewish prayer for piece
"In response to the current pandemic, Shoshana Yavneh Shattenkirk composed this breathtakingly beautiful setting of the Hashkiveinu prayer." -Cantor, Touro Synagogue
Click ----> here <---- for Fever Dreams Part One (Abridged draft)
"LAS alumna Shoshana Shattenkirk is writing the music for her musical, "Fever Dreams," which is about pandemics and started as part of an invitation from the New York Public Library to create musicals based on materials in its archives. Shattenkirk collaborated with a lyricist and book writer to create the musical based on the correspondence of a doctor during the Yellow Fever pandemic of 1798. A draft of the first portion of the musical was performed virtually and is on The New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center website."
About (in process):
Shoshana Yavneh Shattenkirk (Shoshi) is a composer, singer-songwriter, and pianist based in New York City, with roots in New Orleans, Tampa, FL, Michigan, and Northern California.
A former stock analyst, her music has been performed at venues including Lincoln Center, The BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, The Dramatists Guild Foundation, Musical Theatre Factory, The US Mint, The University of South Florida, Maison in New Orleans, The St Cecilia Music Society, Loyola University New Orleans, and others.
Born into a family of creatives, she studied piano from age 4, as well as harp, viola, and steel drums as a child. Her father is the composer Ray Shattenkirk. Her first musical composition, written at age 6, placed third in the Florida Reflections Competition. By age 10, she had given hundreds of recitals and placed in or won several concerto competitions. She had also danced with several renowned ballet companies including Miami City Ballet and Moscow Ballet.
Shoshana attended Interlochen Arts Camp for classical piano (won division wide piano award), dance, and theatre.
She performed in musicals from age 4 through high school, and sang in choirs from age 4 through college. She is also an accomplished collaborative pianist and was a pianist for the Loyola Ballet throughout college. She is still an active dancer and has also choreographed.
Shoshana draws inspiration and insights from her interests and accomplishments outside of the performing arts to fuel her creative work.
Shoshana majored in languages and cultures in undergrad at Loyola University New Orleans, with a concentration in Latin American Studies, and a minor in music. She took courses in international business as well. She served as treasurer, pianist, and social chair for the Theta Psi chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, the women's music fraternity. She was also the Vice President of Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Hispanic Honors Society. Her senior capstone project explored the music of Antônio Carlos Jobim. She spent a summer in Northern Ireland studying the Protestant-Catholic conflict, and she also spent a summer in Peru volunteering at the Hogar Fransisco De Asis. She has been an Au Pair in both Spain and Germany, and she has also interned at Mount Sinai, The Byrd Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute, and Moffitt Cancer Research Center.
She attended Columbia University's Postbaccalaureate Premedical program and then worked on Wall Street, first as a medical and life sciences stock analyst, and then in investor relations for a firm specializing in both medical/life sciences companies and Latin American companies. Though she hoped to be able to write music on the side, she knew ultimately that she would have to make a choice, and decided she was ready to become a full time creative in late 2017.
Since turning to her creative roots in a professional capacity, she has been commissioned to write for musical theatre, commercial, and liturgical projects. She is in the advanced BMI Lehman Engel workshop, a program widely regarded as the the premier training ground for Musical Theatre songwriters.
Shoshana's musical projects in development include:
Untitled Clara Schumann Project (with Ilana Ransom Toeplitz; Broadway's Violet, Broadway's The Prom)
Eyes Wide Open (with Emily Moore). (Reading at Lincoln Center, 2019; Reading at The Dramatists Guild Foundation, 2019)
Hustlers: The Musical (with Rachel Sklar)
Exorcise: A Song Cycle about uncovering our inner shadows, processing them and releasing them
The Philosopher of Love: A ten minute musical with a modern take on Plato's Symposium (with Dorie Clark)
Untitled dance accompaniment album
Charles Fox: http://www.charlesfoxmusic.com