Faculty, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Collaborative Piano; Music Director of Opera and Musical Theatre
DMA, The Juilliard School
506 O'Neill Hall
Dr. Dror Baitel, a collaborative pianist, coach and conductor has established himself as a leading talent through his virtuosity and versatility across diverse musical genres. Feeling at home both in classical music and musical theater, Baitel has worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway. Baitel was on the original music team of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, as well as a pianist-conductor for the hit Dear Evan Hansen. Most recently, Baitel conducted the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and finished a one-year visiting position of music director of opera at the Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Additional credits include Mary Poppins (Broadway debut), Matilda, and The King and I. His scholarly interests include the history of the American Musical Theater, the Golden Age of Musicals, Stephen Sondheim, and romantic operas.