Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Vidales was born in South Florida, and grew up playing piano since the age of six. He attended music magnet schools all the way to high school (Southwood Middle, Coral Reef Senior High), and later attended Florida State University in 2012 for a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory & Composition. There he accompanied voice lessons, and studied both piano and music composition with faculty. While living in the Tallahassee area he played for FSU’s School of Theatre productions (Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, Hairspray, All Shook Up), music directed and played in local community theatre (Hair, Avenue Q, Rocky Horror Show, Murder Ballad, Assassins, A Christmas Story, White Christmas, See What I Wanna See, The Drowsy Chaperone, Debbie Does Dallas, The Last Five Years, 9-5) led productions at the Tallahassee Community College (Spring Awakening, Pippin, Young Frankenstein, Schoolhouse Rock Live!) . He returned to FSU in 2018 for a Master’s in Choral Conducting where he studied choral methods, voice, instrumental and choral conducting in addition to being a Graduate Teaching Assistant and pianist for the Choral Department.
Since departing his studies, he has served as accompanist for Middle School All State Competitions, been a clinician and accompanist for several high schools in the Orlando area. He also has experience teaching piano and voice lessons.
He now resides in Miami.
- Florida/Gulf Coast
Interested in touring?
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Music Assistant
- Vocal Arranger
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Music Copyist
- Music Transcriber
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- Pit Musician (Other)
- Keyboard Programmer
- Sound Designer/Composer
- Audition Pianist
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
My Primary Instrument
- Guitar - acoustic
- Synth - keyboards