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Nan is currently at work on two musicals, collaborating with lyricist Lorraine Feather.
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Nan’s second musical, The Grammarians, is based on the book by novelist Cathleen Schine.
Among her recent assignments were:
arrangements for the Academy Awards in 2019 & 2020, orchestrating on the Oscar ®-nominated score to director David Fincher’s film Mank, orchestration/arranging on Pinocchio (2022, directed by Guillermo del Toro), conducting the film score Playing with Fire (Paramount Studios), arrangements for a Burt Bacharach tribute album by singer Trijntje Oosterhuis and the Metropole Orkestra, an acclaimed arrangement of “O Holy Night” for the Christmas album of vocal group Accent, the premiere of Nan’s latest orchestral commission, Tone Poem of Triumph, on August 1st; 2021, and music & lyrics for “I Tested Positive for the Blues,” recorded by Bernie Dresel’s big band, the BBB .
Coming in 2022:
Teaching at the University of Oregon, the Hollywood Music Workshop in Baden, Austria, and Berklee, Boston, where she was named Herb Alpert Visiting Professor for the 2021-22 academic year; a performance of Nan’s orchestral work “Romanza” (1.845 million plays on Spotify!) by the Long Beach Symphony; producing and arranging the latest album for Argentinean vocalist Maria Puga Lareo; and making her 4th appearance at Vibrato Jazz Club conducting a 17-piece orchestra + soloists in a live concert of her music.