Terence David Odonkor
Terence David Odonkor (he/him) is a recent graduate (2022) at The College of New Jersey with a Bachelors degree in Music. Terence’s career credits consist of arranging, music supervising, and orchestrating for live theater, chamber and large ensembles, and film. He has been fortunate enough to have collaborated with musicians and artists on projects that have allowed him to develop skills in producing and music supervising for multiple facets of media such as remotely recorded concept albums and filmed theater. Although early in his career, Terence has had the privilege to work with industry professionals as a music assistant and copyist as well as being sought out for roles in the creative team on a number of new works. His music assistant and copyist credits include but are not limited to, Signature Theater’s AFTER MIDNIGHT featuring Christopher Jackson, Kennedy Centers recently premiered ACOUSTIC ROOSTER’S BARNYARD BOOGIE, both under the music direction of Mark G. Meadows, the First National Tour of PRETTY WOMAN under the Music Supervision of Will Van Dyke, A STRANGE LOOP under Music Supervision of Rona Siddiqui, and a reading of a new work by Zoe Sarnak and Michael Weiner under the Music Supervision of Brian Usifer. Along with work as a music assistant, Terence is currently the Script supervisor and music assistant for the upcoming broadway musical, BLISS by Emma Lively and Tyler Beattie. Terence has also had the privilege of working on a number of readings and workshops in New York under the music direction/supervision of artists such as Alex Lacamoire, Brian Usifer, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Julie McBride, and Kenny Seymour. His professional orchestration and arranging credits include ArtCentric Theater’s TECHNICOLOR and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts WILDFIRE as well a number of recreational and academic projects both with and without collaborators. An additional notable experience is Terence’s has apprenticeship with Tony Award, Drama Desk, and Grammy award winning orchestrator, arranger, and music supervisor Stephen Oremus. In addition to the aforementioned credits, Terence is currently working with collaborators as the arranger, orchestrator and music supervisor on the development of a number new works for the stage and screen, one of which was produced by Vanderbilt University for a reading in the Spring of 2022.
Terence has recently been commissioned by TCNJ’s department of music to write a new orchestration for A Jazz Symphony by Trenton born composer George Antheil for the TCNJ Wind Ensemble to be performed in the Spring of 2023. He has also been commissioned to write a new piece for the same ensemble to be premiered in the Spring of 2022 along with a number of arrangements and newly orchestrated covers of classic pop songs for the choral department, also to be premiered in the Spring of 2022 at TCNJ’s Rocks On Concert. In addition to his academic oriented writing, the department of African American Studies at the College of New Jersey has commissioned a short chamber piece from Terence to be premiered along with an intensive research project, all as a part of the 50th anniversary of the departments founding.
Outside the realm of theater and academics, Terence has begun moving into the world of film and television in roles as a transcriber for Netflix as well as the orchestration assistant (Orch. by Alex Lacamoire) for the 75th Annual Tony Awards on CBS.
- NYC/Tri-State Area
Interested in touring?
- Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Music Assistant
- Vocal Arranger
- Dance Arranger
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Music Copyist
- Music Transcriber
- Music Contractor/Coordinator
My Primary Instrument
- THE RECORDING ACADEMY