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Victor R Simonson

Victor R Simonson


Victor Simonson is a multi-talented musician with gifts spanning in areas of conducting, directing, composing, arranging, orchestration, piano and vocals in genres including, Classical, Broadway, Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Sacred, R&B and Folk. He is also a gifted Minister of Music, keyboardist and organist.

Mr. Simonson currently serves as Music Director for the 1st National Tour of MJ the Musical. Simonson also composed and arranged music for the highly acclaimed run of AMEN CORNER at Shakespeare Theater in Washington D.C. that ran from Feb-March, 2020. He was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award  for music directing Three Mo’ Divas in 2006. He is Composer for the groundbreaking HIPHOPERA, STOMPING GROUNDS that premiered at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2017. Other Washington DC area appearances include Cover Conductor, West Side Story, National Symphony Orchestra; Music Director, Bud Not Buddy, Kennedy Center. Associate Conductor for The Wiz, Ragtime110 in the Shade, Freedom’s Song and Violet at the Ford’s TheaterAssociate Conductor, Pajama Game, Newsies, Arena Stage. MatildaWicked, Addams FamilyEvita, Aladdin, and many other shows at the Kennedy Center; Tours – The Lion King, (Rafiki), Memphis (Nat’l), The Color Purple (Nat’l); Three Mo’ Tenors; Regional – A Civil War Christmas,The Wiz at Centerstage Theater in Baltimore, MD;  Brooklyn, The Musical, Denver Civic Theater. Film/TV—Good Morning America, ABC Nightline, Rosie O’Donnell, PBS, WORD NetworkNAACP Image Awards.Concerts/Recitals – Il DivoDenyce GravesAngela Brown. Other— On My Journey Now, featuring Baritone Lester Lynch, (arranger, pianist), The McLurkin Project (Orchestrator); Total Praise (Grammy Nom. CD, composer); Victory(Debut CD, 2008). Candidate for M.Div, Wesley Theological Seminary. Victor thanks God for this opportunity and gives God praise for everything, most especially his wife Reverend Ciara Simonson of 12 years, his 8-year old daughter Victoria and 5-year old son Immanuel!

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film
  • Tours


  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • D.C./Baltimore Area

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Music Producer/Record Producer

My Primary Instrument

  • Piano

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Trombone
  • Voice


  • Finale
  • GarageBand



Current HS, College, or Grad Student?

  • Yes