Kit Goldstein Grant is an international composer, lyricist, and librettist, with musicals produced from NYC to South Africa. She recently wrote the musical MICRO-FACE, for NPR podcast PLANET MONEY, and she teaches with the New York City Children’s Theatre, the Met Opera Guild, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Her musicals have been seen in South Africa (THE NOSE, Anex Theatre Productions) and in New York City at Theatre Row (THE GIANT HOAX), the Master Theater (THE NOSE), the Strawberry One-Act Festival (THE COMMUTERS), The Players Theatre (WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD), and Theatre for the New City (THE WRONG BOX). Kit has studied at Juilliard and the Tony-Award winning BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and loves sharing her love of writing with students of all ages! www.kitgoldstein.com
Jillian has appeared on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You, Off-Broadway in Soul Doctor, Chick Flick and assistant directed Midnight Street, toured in a stage adaptation of Cheers (Diane) , and in The Glass Menagerie (Laura). She has been seen on TV in Law & Order SVU, Show Me A Hero, and in indie film Mount Joy. Other NYC, regional, and UK credits include Ars Nova, Theatre for the New City, The York Theatre, NY Musical Festival, Denver Center, North Shore, The Arden, The Prince, The Walnut, Casa Manana, The Buxton Opera House, and many more. Jillian has created solo cabaret shows for Feinstein’s/54 Below and Cabaret 313 among others and has done concert work at venues like Town Hall, Symphony Space, and Bryant Park. Jillian loves new work and emerging artists and estimates that she has performed in readings, concerts, demos, workshops, or developmental productions of over 200 new projects. She is partnered with Artists & Beyond for private virtual coaching, and has held masterclasses and Q&A’s for many college and community theatre programs. She is currently writing an album.
"I've been taking songwriting lessons with Kit for several months now. I highly recommend her for anyone who is new to music theory or has dabbled and has some experience. She created a lesson plan tailored to my goals, skill level, and musical background. She's always patient with me and has a great sense of humor, and makes me feel comfortable to ask questions and think about music theory in different ways. I feel that I've grown leaps and bounds in my skill and level of understanding when it comes to music theory, songwriting, and piano."
-- Luke Powers
“Jillian doesn’t talk down to her students, there’s no condescension, just clear passion and commitment to making every student - at every level - discover visible progress toward their individual journey as artists, thinkers, and humans... I was astounded not only by Jillian’s willingness to share her truth, she’s always had more heart than anyone in the room, but even more impressive was her specificity, technical aptitude and ability to teach the students where they were at in their journey in that moment; an invaluable gift, so often missing in the studios and classrooms that claim to teach acting, musical theatre and theatre… Her spirit, generosity and knowledge are invaluable.”
--Jeremiah Downes, Head of BFA in Musical Theatre at West Virginia University