Robert L. Rucinski

35 Brookline St., Apt. 12
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 491-6195
rob99@alum.mit.edu

Objective:

Conducting and performing in professional musical theater ensembles

Music Education:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Cambridge, MA; B.S./M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Minor in Music: June 1999
Studies in compositional techniques, musical literature, and performance ensembles.
Conducting Seminars: Cambridge, MA; instructor, Lawrence Isaacson: January 1997, 1998, 1999
Private Voice Instruction: Hoboken, NJ; Brenda K. Miller: September 1993-May 1994
Private Piano Instruction: Jersey City, NJ; Mary and Richard Greishaber: September 1983-May 1992

Musical Theater Experience:

Greater Boston Area Productions:
Annie - Needham Community Theater, Needham, MA; Music director: September 2001-November 2001
Kiss Me Kate - Booth Productions, Worcester, MA; Music director: June 2001-August 2001
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - Calliope Theatre, Bolyston, MA; Music director: July 2001
Evita - Reagle Players, Waltham, MA; Rehearsal pianist, orchestra (keyboard): July 2001
A Grand Night for Singing - Booth Productions, Worcester, MA; Music director: June 2001
Closer Than Ever - Booth Productions, Worcester, MA; Music director: June 2001
1776 - Reagle Players, Waltham, MA; Music director: May 2001-June 2001
How to Succeed...- MassBay Players, Wellesley, MA; Orchestra director: May 2001
Cinderella - The Bromfield School, Harvard, MA; Orchestra conductor: April 2001
The Making of an Artist (A Stephen Sondheim revue) - Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA; Pianist: April 2001
West Side Story - Holy Name High School, Worcester, MA; Music director: December 2000-March 2001
Sound of Music - Curtain Call Theater, Braintree, MA; Music director: January 2001-March 2001
Big, The Musical - Footlight Club, Jamaica Plains, MA; Assistant music director: December 2000-February 2001
Scrooge, The Musical - Turtlelane Playhouse, Auburndale, MA; Orchestra (keyboard): November-December 2000

Music Theater Guild, MIT: Cambridge, MA
Children of Eden; Rehearsal pianist: October 2000
Company; Rehearsal pianist: March-April 2000
Chess; Rehearsal pianist: January 2000
Evita; Music director, conductor, rehearsal pianist: September-November 1999
Little Shop of Horrors; Orchestra director, rehearsal pianist: June-September 1999
Into the Woods; Music director, conductor, rehearsal pianist: June-September 1998
Fantasticks; Assistant music director, rehearsal/performance pianist: January 1998
Robots; Orchestra director, performance pianist: September-November 1997
On the Town; Rehearsal pianist: January 1997
A Little Night Music; Rehearsal pianist: January 1996

MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players, MIT: Cambridge, MA
The Sorcerer; Rehearsal pianist: October 2000
Princess Ida; Rehearsal pianist: February-April 2000

Next Act Musical Productions, MIT: Cambridge, MA
Guys and Dolls; Music director, conductor, rehearsal pianist: February-April 1999
Bye Bye Birdie; Music director, conductor, rehearsal pianist: February-April 1998
Oklahoma; Music director, conductor, rehearsal pianist: February-April 1997
Bells are Ringing; Assistant orchestra conductor, rehearsal/performance pianist: February-April 1996

Ayer High School: Ayer, MA
Mame; Rehearsal/performance pianist: May 1999

St. Peter's Preparatory School: Jersey City, NJ
Fiddler on the Roof; Assistant music director, rehearsal/performance pianist: September 1994-January 1995
Carousel; Rehearsal/performance pianist: September 1993-January 1994
Brigadoon; Rehearsal/performance pianist: September 1992-January 1993
The King and I; Orchestra (keyboard): September 1991-December 1991

Holy Family Academy: Bayonne, NJ
Anything Goes; Performed as Billy Crocker: January-March 1994
South Pacific; Orchestra (keyboard): January-March 1992

Significant Performance Experience:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Cambridge, MA
MIT Concert Band; Assistant conductor: March 1997-present
MIT Concert Band; Pianist, percussionist: September 1995-present
MIT Symphony Orchestra; Percussionist: September 1996-May 1997

Boston Area Performance Experience
New England Philharmonic; Pianist, percussionist: May 1996-May 1998
Longy Chamber Orchestra; Percussionist: as needed
Newton Symphony Orchestra; Pianist: October 1996
Boston Chamber Ensemble; Percussionist: May 1998
Somerville Community Chorus; Percussionist: December 1997

St. Peter's Preparatory School: Jersey City, NJ
Concert, Jazz, and Pep Bands, Keyboard Ensemble, Jazz Combo; Piano/Keyboard: September 1991-May 1995
Featured piano soloist George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue: May 1995

Garden State Arts Center Talent Expo: Holmdel, NJ
Piano, duet performance of In The Mood: June 1994
Solo piano performance of a medley from Phantom of the Opera, arranged by R. Rucinski: June 1992

Arts Administration Experience:

MIT Concert Band: President; March 1997-May 1999
Responsibilities included organization of a twelve member board in charge of administering the Concert Band, being a liaison between the ensemble and the MIT Music Section, assisting the director on personnel and music selection issues, coordinating special events of the Concert Band.

72nd Annual New England Music Festival: MIT Host Coordinator; April 1998-March 1999
Oversaw all on-site coordination related to the festival, including extensive work with several MIT departments. Developed the budget for the event in coordination with the New England Music Festival Association, and organized and supervised an executive board to manage all aspects of the festival.

References:

(Additional references available upon request)

Richard Booth, Sr.: Director, Holy Name Productions/Booth Productions
144 Granite St., Worcester, MA, 01604; (508) 797-9277, (207) 646-8142

Merilee Mafara: Music Director, Turtlelane Playhouse; (781) 837-8990

Thomas E. Reynolds, Director of Music, The Bromfield School: Harvard, MA
131 Bennington Road, Hancock, NH 03449; (617) 529-9402, treynolds@top.monad.net