Hart High School show Choir
Steven Ladd Jones is a vocal coach, musical director, composer/arranger and accompanist. He earned a B.M. in commercial and media composition, magna cum laude, from California State University, Northridge, where he studied with Dr. David Sannerud, Dr. Liviu Marinescu and Music Department Chair Elizabeth Sellers. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and the American Federation of Musicians.
As a musical director, Jones has worked in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles. Notable highlights include Kiss of the Spider Woman with Havok Theatre Company (L.A. Ovation Award—Best Musical, Intimate Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors with Plan-B Entertainment (West Coast regional tour), Schoolhouse Rock—Live! with Greenway Arts Alliance and Enter the Guardsman at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles campus). Musical direction of new works includes American Tales with The Antaeus Company (L.A. Weekly Award Nomination—Musical Direction), Broads! The Musical (L.A. workshop with Donna McKechnie) and Bark! The Musical (world-premiere production; Coast Playhouse), all with acclaimed director/choreographer Kay Cole, as well as multiple benefit concerts, including An Evening with Stephen Schwartz for The Theatre Project and an Educational Outreach benefit concert for the Rubicon Theatre Company. Jones recently musical directed the New York City workshop of Vonnegut: Between Time and Timbuktu, directed by Peter Flynn.
Jones has worked for many years as an audition accompanist for theater companies including American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), Sierra Repertory Theatre and The Barnstormers, as well as Emerson College, Radio City: Christmas Across America, Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas and the National Tours of Spring Awakening and American Idiot. In addition, he has extensive experience in children’s theater (as co-owner, artistic director, and musical director of the performing arts summer camp Stages), show choir (as arranger-in-residence for 10 years for the award-winning show choir program at William S. Hart High School) and choral music (as an arranger and assistant conductor for various educational choral programs and as a singer for choirs including the Angeles Chorale, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus).
Jones is a theater faculty instructor at The Boston Conservatory, where he works as a vocal repertoire coach, accompanist and musical director. He has served as musical director for various Conservatory productions, including One Touch of Venus and Factory Girls on the main stage, a concert reading of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro and workshop performances of Angels and Vonnegut: Between Time and Timbuktu.