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Abi Mccunn

Abi Mccunn

Biography

Abi McCunn is a multi-instrumentalist in the Sydney jazz and Musical Theatre scene. She specialises in saxophones, flutes and clarinets. Abi completed her studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2016, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance (Saxophone). While studying, she held the lead alto saxophone chair in the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra and undertook classical flute and clarinet training. 

Abi currently works as a commercial doubler and Sydney Theatre Award nominated Musical Director. She Recently was MD/Reeds for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Other more recent credits include MD/Re-Orchestrations/Reeds for City of Angels (JRP) at the Hayes Theatre, Associate Musical Director/Reeds for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Hayes Theatre Co) and playing reeds for Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Merrily We Roll Along (Luckiest Productions), Fun Home (STC), Pippin (GFO Productions), She has also depped for professional Sydney productions including Chicago (GFO) and Billy Elliot and has played reeds for A Little Night Music (Hayes Theatre Co), Caroline, or Change (Luckiest Productions), Catch Me if You Can (LPD Productions), In The Heights (Josh Robson Productions), Gypsy (Luckiest Productions) and Cry-Baby (LPD Productions) at the Hayes Theatre. Further to this, Abi has also played for In The Heights, Hear Me Roar and Ziggy Ramo’s Black Thoughts at the Sydney Opera House.¬†

Additionally, Abi has also performed with a number of groups and artists, including Basement Jaxx, Keiynan Lonsdale, David Campbell, Courtney Act, Rhonda Burchmore, Pania, Leisure, Casey Donovan, Marina Prior and Athesia and is a member of Divergence Jazz Orchestra.‚ÄčAside from performing credits, Abi has worked as a conductor and music teacher in schools and has completed the ABODA conducting course. She also arranges and composes with a breadth of work from woodwind covers to more contemporary music.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Tours

Regions

  • Australia/NZ

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Orchestrator
  • Pit Musician (Other)

My Primary Instrument

  • Saxophone

My Instruments

  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Piccolo
  • Saxophone

Software

  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • MAESTRA

Pronouns

  • She/Her