As musical director / CONDUCTOR

from Keyboard-MD'ing pit orchestras to conducting symphonic concerts ⋮ Theatre scores to film music ⋮ International festivals to Off-west end & off-Broadway

 

MD for his own musicals   Suffragette City   (dir. Lizzie Crarer) and   YouTubers   (dir. Amber-Rose May); as well as parts of   Let It Snow   (2007)

MD for his own musicals Suffragette City (dir. Lizzie Crarer) and YouTubers (dir. Amber-Rose May); as well as parts of Let It Snow (2007)

   MD and vocal arranger for   The Rating Game   's      Off-Off-Broadway presentation, at The Drift Theatre, NYC (dir. Tanya Birl)

 

MD and vocal arranger for The Rating Game's Off-Off-Broadway presentation, at The Drift Theatre, NYC (dir. Tanya Birl)

MD for   Spring Awakening   at The Brighton Dome's Studio Theatre, as part of the Brighton Festival in 2012

MD for Spring Awakening at The Brighton Dome's Studio Theatre, as part of the Brighton Festival in 2012

MD for certain performances of   Marguerite   during its 2012 Off-West End run at the Tabard (dir. Guy Unsworth)

MD for certain performances of Marguerite during its 2012 Off-West End run at the Tabard (dir. Guy Unsworth)

MD for workshops of new musicals. Most recently, Dylan Zwickel/Melissa Miles'   Broken City   (dir. Gina Rattan), NYC

MD for workshops of new musicals. Most recently, Dylan Zwickel/Melissa Miles' Broken City (dir. Gina Rattan), NYC

MD and vocal arranger for 2013's entire summer entertainment schedule at all Bourne Leisure/Haven parks in the UK

MD and vocal arranger for 2013's entire summer entertainment schedule at all Bourne Leisure/Haven parks in the UK

MD for the New York Youth Pride Chorus'  appearances at GALA 2016. Denver Opera House, CO (dir. Wes Webb)

MD for the New York Youth Pride Chorus'  appearances at GALA 2016. Denver Opera House, CO (dir. Wes Webb)

MD, arranger and pianist for workshop presentation of   Max & Maxie   (dir. Sally Ann Triplett), Off-Off-Broadway, NYC

MD, arranger and pianist for workshop presentation of Max & Maxie (dir. Sally Ann Triplett), Off-Off-Broadway, NYC

Co-founder (with Ben Simpson)/MD for   Spring Awakening   and   Into the Woods   (with full orchestra).  [Off Track also co-produced Jude's musical   UCAS   for the Edinburgh Fringe]

Co-founder (with Ben Simpson)/MD for Spring Awakening and Into the Woods (with full orchestra).  [Off Track also co-produced Jude's musical UCAS for the Edinburgh Fringe]

Conductor for   Composition for Screen Showcase  , Britten Theatre, London. (Also see below for RCM:MT.)

Conductor for Composition for Screen Showcase, Britten Theatre, London. (Also see below for RCM:MT.)

MD/Vocal Coach for several presentations at Sylvia Young Theatre School, including   West End Live .  (Also for students in West End shows:  Matilda ,  Billy Elliot ,  The Lion King ,  Charlie )

MD/Vocal Coach for several presentations at Sylvia Young Theatre School, including West End Live. (Also for students in West End shows: Matilda, Billy Elliot, The Lion King, Charlie)

MD/Live mixing for his own score of   Underground   's  Off-Broadway run, 59E59 Theatres, NYC

MD/Live mixing for his own score of Underground's Off-Broadway run, 59E59 Theatres, NYC

   MD/arranger/pianist for several cabarets with  Xara Vaughan . MD for   The Vampire Cabaret   (see  I  n Cabaret ).

 

MD/arranger/pianist for several cabarets with Xara Vaughan. MD for The Vampire Cabaret (see In Cabaret).

MD/orchestrator for his own musical    Forbidden Fruit    - selected to showcase talent local to the Brighton area, 2009.

MD/orchestrator for his own musical Forbidden Fruit - selected to showcase talent local to the Brighton area, 2009.

   MD for his own score to    As You Like It    (dir. Derek Bond).

 

MD for his own score to As You Like It (dir. Derek Bond).

MD for his own score to    Alice in Wonderland    (dir. Derek Bond)

MD for his own score to Alice in Wonderland (dir. Derek Bond)


SELECTED RECENT CREDITS

RCM:MT

Whilst a student at the Royal College of Music, Jude co-founded the first ever group championing Musical Theatre at the College. Their work included hosting masterclasses, workshops and showcasing repertoire from the MT canon, played and sung expertly by the RCM's singers and musicians. Below are the RCM:MT productions that Jude conducted. (Featured artwork by Jude's trusted visual collaborator, Louise Richardson.):

The Masters of America (RCM:MT's inaugural Gala)

Something's Coming

Something's Coming (design by Louise Richardson)

The Masters of America (design by Louise Richardson)

Sondheim: 50 years on from 'Forum'

Beautiful Mornings & Enchanted Evenings: The Musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Sondheim: 50 years on from 'Forum'

Beautiful Mornings & Enchanted Evenings (design by Louise Richardson)

The RCM noted the groups' commitment to the form, and as a result, granted use of the iconic Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall for RCM:MT's productions. The Masters of America and Beautiful Mornings & Enchanted Evenings featured the 40-piece RCM Musical Theatre Orchestra.

Jude conducting the RCM MT Orchestra in rehearsal (Durrington Room, London)

Jude conducting the RCM MT Orchestra and Singers in Beautiful Mornings & Enchanted Evenings (Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, London)

*SOUNDCLOUD LINK OF EXCERPTS FROM R&H EN ROUTE*


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ENGLAND DAY: NYC, 2017

Jude served as MD/arranger for NYC's England Day, held at the Queen Elizabeth II Garden in Manhattan, April 22nd 2017. Jude also played the official ceremony to kick-start 2017's events, held at the British Ambassador to America's residence, accompanying fellow Brit-in-NYC chum, Sally Ann Triplett.

with England Day company (photo: James Higgins)

with Sally Ann Triplett (photo: James Higgins)


Stockton University, Composer Jude Obermüller as Musical Director

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE / Into the Woods

David Reiser, head of the brand new Musical Theatre department at Stockton University, invited Jude to be the Resident Musical Director for the first half of 2017. Jude visited the campus in Atlantic City, NJ twice a week. There, he worked very closely with Prof. Reiser's inaugural BA class on everything from repertoire, acting through song and the history of the form - to ensemble performance, musicianship & sensibility, and the future of the form. Jude's engagement culminated in a production of Into the Woods (dir. David Reiser) - offering the students the opportunity to rigorously apply the skills they had worked hard on developing under Jude's guidance.

Jude accompanying a performance of Into the Woods at Stockton

Jude accompanying a performance of Into the Woods at Stockton

Jude and David Reiser share a..."sincere" conversation at Into the Woods, Stockton

Jude with director David Reiser, pre-Into the Woods final performance at Stockton

Jude with director David Reiser, pre-Into the Woods final performance at Stockton


music for SCREEN

Experienced in conducting to time-code and to live picture, Jude has worked with several media composers on the recordings of their works. He was a guest conductor of the Royal College of Music Film Music Orchestra and was the first ever student conductor of the RCM's Composition for Screen showcase at the Britten Theatre, London. Listen to Alex Lamy's rescoring of The Firebird and Charlotte Harding's rescoring of Tom & Jerry's The Bodyguard, conducted by Jude.

Jude conducting the RCM Film Music Orchestra, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, London 


A Small PS:

Take a look at Louise Richardson's gorgeous artwork for Spring Awakening & Into the Woods, co-produced & MD'd by Jude for the Brighton Festival