Musician

Skye Atman is a free-lance pianist.  She works with opera and musical theatre companies, plays in symphony orchestras, accompanies auditions and competitions, partners with singers and instrumentalists in recital, and is a highly regarded vocal coach.

While living and performing in the UK she also composed songs and underscoring for Soapbox Theatre musicals, produced recordings for Continuum Records, and compiled the catalog of compositions by pianist John Ogdon.  For Thames Publications she assisted in the preparation of a series of books on British composers.

In the San Francisco Bay area, as Music Director for Oakland Opera Theatre she conducted rehearsals, coached singers, prepared parts, and played in the orchestra for over a dozen contemporary operas.  She also obtained the rights and music for the West Coast premier of Duke Ellington’s opera Queenie Pie.  Other projects include founding and directing a folk orchestra, teaching a class on music in Unitarian services for the Starr King School for the Ministry, serving as Music Director with the Contra Costa College Young Artists Workshop, playing workshops and shows with Youth Musical Theater Company of Berkeley.

Skye is currently the orchestral pianist for the Mendocino Music Festival, accompanist for Tapestry, a women’s choral/handbell ensemble, a faculty member at St. Mary’s College working with the Voice of Broadway ensemble, and everyone’s favorite “go to” pianist in the East Bay.

Musical studies

  • Willamette University, Salem, OR
  • Freie Universität and Hochschule für Musik, Berlin (Diplom)
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO (BA piano)
  • USC Graduate School of Accompanying, Los Angeles, CA (Special Studies)
  • Private study with Dr. Louise Lepley, Los Angeles; Roger Vignoles and Paul Hamburger, London.

 

Skye Atman - Author and Musician