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 Vanier College Productions and quickly became the first student music director of the company. Since then, she has served as the music director and pianist at various local theatre companies. In 2019, Athena co-founded On Its Way Musical Productions, striving to provide emerging artists with opportunities to create impactful musical theatre, and continues her roles there as the artistic producer and resident music director.
Select credits include: Next to Normal (MD/Keys 1), Shrek the Musical (MD/Keys 1), My Favorite Year (MD/Keys 1), 9 to 5 (Keys 2), Little Women (Keys 2), All Girl Band Cabaret (Pianist), Diva Night Cabaret (MD/Pianist), Muses of the Night Virtual Cabaret (MD/Pianist).
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- 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
- Synth - keyboards