2019 I got my first chance to take the role of the musical director of musical theatre. At the Kammertheater Karlsruhe, the play “Love is…” was in development and I got asked to take on the responsibility of arranging and rehearsing the songs with the cast. In just 5 weeks, I arranged the songs for four singers, created half-playbacks and soundmaps for the live piano and accompanied the rehearsals, all the while still studying music informatics full-time. In the end, I played all the shows as well.
This truly was a memorable experience, not just because of personal reasons, but also because it was my first time of actively being a part of the rehearsal progress from beginning to end. I fell in love with it and decided that I wanted to include musical theatre in my work life moving forward.