Athena So is a Toronto-based music director and pianist who is well-versed in both classical and musical theatre styles. She began her musical journey at the age of 5 as a classical pianist with the Royal Conservatory of Music, but has always been fascinated by the art of storytelling through music. As a recent graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (Spec. Hon. Music) and Bachelor of Education programs, Athena has spent her post-secondary years immersing herself in the world of musical theatre. She began as a rehearsal pianist and pit musician at her school’s theatre company and quickly became their first student music director. Since then, she has served as the music director and accompanist for productions around Toronto as well as youth theatre companies. Outside of the theatre setting, Athena is a music director at The Second City Toronto, serving in both Second City TourCo shows and the Training Centre. What truly drives Athena’s passion is collaborating with different art forms to collectively tell a story.
Select credits include: All Together Now (MD), Next to Normal (MD/Keys 1), Shrek the Musical (MD/Keys 1), My Favorite Year (MD/Keys 1), We Will Rock You Jr. (MD), Drowsy Chaperone Jr. (MD), 9 to 5 (Keys 2), Little Women (Keys 2), All Girl Band Cabaret (Pianist), Muses of the Night Virtual Cabaret (MD/Pianist).
Interested in touring?
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Music Assistant
- Music Copyist
- Music Transcriber
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- Audition Pianist
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
My Primary Instrument
- Synth - keyboards