Elaina Canchita
Musician and Band Leader



Chicago Cabaret (Spanish/English), ARTBridge (Guatemala),  Musical Director/ Arranger/ Pianist.

Evita (Spanish Language), ARTBridge (Guatemala), Musical Director/ Arranger/Pianist.

Guatemala, ARTBridge band rehearsal for Evita.


Joseph and the Amazing..., Columbia Artist Theatricals, Associate Conductor/Guitar.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Columbia Artist Theatricals, Associate Conductor/Pianist.

42nd Street, Big League Theatricals, Associate Conductor/Pianist.

Seussical the Musical, NETworks, Associate Conductor and Pit Technician/ Pianist.


Sign o' the Times, The Duplex, Music Director/ Pianist.

Pace New Musicals, Piano-Conductor.

Hell's Belles, Tweiss Productions, Music Director & Arranger.

(world premiere), Chelsea Playhouse, Music Director.

Rags, City Lights Youth Theatre, Music Director.

Stained Glass Ugly, Vampire Cowboys, Music Director/ Composer.

A Place to Lay Your Head, Johnson Cooley Productions, Pearl (actor).

Music Direction at the Weathervane Theatre, Whitefield, NH:

Rent* (Regional Premiere, 2008),Violet, Babes in Arms, Oklahoma!, Annie, Jump n'Jive**, My Fair Lady, A Man of No Importance, Miss Saigon***, Peter Pan Country Cookin', Guys and Dolls, The Full Monty, Evita, All That Jazz, Motor City Revue

*Winner, Best Musical Production (Professional), New Hampshire Theatre Awards, 2009

**Winner, Best Original Musical (Professional), New Hampshire Theatre Awards, 2007

***Winner, Best Music Direction (Professional), New Hampshire Theatre Awards, 2006

Assistant Music Direction at the Weathervane Theatre:

Baby, Parade, Titanic, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Jesus Christ Superstar, Gypsy, The Wiz, Rock Rhythm & Soul, Batboy, Big River, Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Hit the Road Jack, West Side Story

Weathervane Theatre, Motor City Revue band.

Seaside Music Theatre:

Oklahoma!, A Tale of Two Cities, Chicago: Pianist

Joseph..., Upstage Players, Lisbon, NH, Guitar and Bass.

Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Milton Players, MA, Music Director.

Guys and Dolls, Applause Performing Arts Center, NJ, Music Director.

John and Jen, New Vision Artists, Ithaca, Pianist.

The Great Gershwin Gala, Kitchen Theatre Co., Ithaca, Music Director.

Porter on the Portico, Kitchen Theatre Co., Ithaca, Music Director.


All Shook Up, Pace University, NYC, Assoc. Music Director/Keys II/Guitar II

The Wild Party, Pace University, Assoc. Music Director, Piano-Conductor.

Tick, Tick... Boom!, Pace University, Piano-Conductor.

Tribute:  Black History Month, Pace University, Music Director.

Ragtime, Pace University Assoc. Music Director, Pianist.

Company, M.I.T., Orchestra Director/Pianist.

Hair, The Beacon School, NYC, Music Director, Piano-Conductor.

George M!, Lansdale Catholic High School, Music Director.

Seussical, the Musical, Littleton High School, Music Director, Piano-Conductor.

High School Musical, White Mountains Regional High School, Music Director.


Music Direction at the Weathervane Theatre:

Stuart Little, Annie Oakely, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Patches Presents, Puss in Boots, The Hobbit, Monster Bash, Treasure Island, The Little Prince, Mother Goose

Music Direction at the Kitchen Theatre Company:

Pirates of Penzance, A Stone That Sings, Emmett and Hambone (composer), A December Suite (actor)


Howl at the Moon, Dueling Piano Performer, Philadelphia, PA. 

Howl at the Moon, Entertainment Director & Dueling Piano Performer, Indianapolis, IN.

Howl at the Moon, Entertainment Director & Dueling Piano Performer, Louisville, KY.

Howl at the Moon, Dueling Piano Performer, Chicago, IL.

Vocal Coach and Class Accompanist, Pace University, NYC.

Ballet and Music Theatre Workshop Accompanist, Ithaca College.

Voice and Acting Instructor, Applause Performing Arts Center, Bergen, NJ.

Administrative Assistant, Kitchen Theatre Co., Ithaca, NY.

After School Arts Program Teacher, Malden YMCA, Malden, MA.

Private Music Instruction (Piano, Voice, Guitar, Theory).

Performing at Howl at the Moon, Chicago.


M.Mus. Ed. and Certification, VanderCook College of Music

B.A. Music, B.A. Drama, Ithaca College.

On-Camera:  The Green Room, Chicago.


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