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James Stenborg
James Stenborg

AMDA Faculty since: 1978

Broadway: "Side by Side by Sondheim", "West Side Story" (1980 ), "Sweeney Todd" (helped edit the vocal score), "Grand Hotel" , "Nine", "Alice in Wonderland". Off-Broadway: "Birds of Paradise". Orchestrations: "Yours, Anne", "Pacific Overtures" (also Chicago and London's Donmar Warehouse, licensed MTI). TV: "Making of West Side Story" (PBS) for Bernstein's recording. Musical director of 45 shows and operettas for Musicals Tonight!, regional productions, a triple-bill of Gilbert & Sullivan operas at the International Buxton Festival, and recordings of "Unsung Sondheim" and "Lost in Boston 1&2". He has restored vocal scores for 4 Rodgers & Hart' musicals and the piano-vocal score of Arlen's "St. Louis Woman" for City Center and the orchestration of Gershwin's "Tip-Toes" for the Gershwin estate, staff member since 1990 Goodspeed Opera House. Has taught in Paris, Bologna and Leningrad via O'Neill Center. AMDA since 1978 (time off for professional engagements).


B.A., Music History, University of Minnesota
M.M., Music History, University of Minnesota