Tenure at King's: 2012 to Present
M.F.A - Musical Theater Writing
New York University
B.S. - Mathematics & Music
Virginia Hart Pike is a musical director, composer, and pianist living in New York City. She regularly works with legendary Broadway composer Charles Strouse (Annie; Bye, Bye Birdie) as a musical director and pianist on his developing work. She has been featured as a composer and musical director for several Cutting Edge Composer events at the NYMF festival and Joe’s Pub, where songs from her musical in progress with collaborators Nathan and Robyn Kassas, City of Dreams, have been performed.
Pike has also conducted numerous choirs in NYC, including St. George’s Episcopal Church, Christ Church, and The Jubilee Chorus. She has written many choral works and art songs have been performed by numerous choirs (including the King’s College) and soloists throughout NYC and beyond. Her full-length classical dance piece, The Prodigal Daughter, and choral song cycle, First and Fairest, were performed to sold-out audiences Off-Broadway by Skylight Dance Theater, a company she co-founded.
As a musician and musical director, Virginia has worked on Broadway and in regional theaters including the McCarter, New York Stage and Film Festival, and Theater Virginia. She is the co-founder of Imagin8 Arts Co. which teaches the performing arts to students of all ages and develops new works of music, dance and theater. She and her collaborator, Nathan Kassas, lead and conduct workshops in vocal technique and dance. Their roster of guest teachers come from a diverse set of backgrounds including Broadway, American Ballet Theater, the Ailey School, and Broadway Dance Center. She holds a M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Musical Theater Writing, and a B.S. from Duke University.