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Justin Knowlton

  • Lowell Massachusetts

Artistic Music Director

Executive Summary

A composer, artist, and director - My work has been featured across the New England area. I strive to develop new and unique styles to engage the world musically. From direction of theatrical productions to performance to composition, I strive daily to utilize every aspect of my knowledge to both bring productions to life as well as to develop long-lasting skills in students. My goals within each musical opportunity custom fit the audience & cast I work with to create a cohesive blend between technical knowledge and understanding, informative education, and musical/artistic development.

Work History


Music Minister/Worship Leader

First Baptist Church of Plaistow

Vocal Educator - A cappella

Stoneham Young Company 

Led in the creation, application, and direction of two separate classes educating youth between the ages of 9 and 12 on the techniques and skill sets necessary to partake in modern a cappella music groups. 


Musical Director

Moonlight Productions

Choral Accompanist

Northern Essex Community College

Live Performing Artist




Recording Session Artist

KFM Music Services

Piano - Guitar - Vocals - Bass


Transcription/Composition Work

KFM Music Services

Choral Accompanist

Amesbury Middle School

Musical Director

Amesbury High School

Musical theatre department musical directo



Northern Essex Community College

Music Education Study


High School Degree

Amesbury High School


Conducting/Band Direction

- Concert/Orchestral/Other Band Direction - 

Musical Direction

- 8 years Musical Direction experience -


- 20 years of piano training -

- 9 Years professional performance experience -

- 7th generation Beethoven student - 


- 9 years Guitar training -

Music Education

- Piano // Vocal // Bass // Guitar // Drums -

- Eastern Vocal Technique -

Music Theory

- All levels music theory - 


- Numerous publications and composition for a variety of settings - 

Voice & Vocal Education

- Vocal Bass

- Developmental understanding of Tuuvan (Mongolian) throat singing (kargyraa & sygyt)

- 6 years of professional vocal training experience across all genres (heavy influence in musical theatre)

Affiliated Musicians


Tim Janis

Sir James Galloway

Alisa Bucchiere

Northern Essex Community College

James Thomas Turner III

Aaron Goodro

Justin Surgent

Jake Galloway


Miguel's School of Music

Drew Yount

David Coffee

North Shore Music Theater

Moonlight Productions

The Performing Arts Connection

Amesbury Middle School

Amesbury High School

Brooks School

Arlington High School

Triton Regional High School

Sky Rise Theater

Stoneham Theatre

Young Stoneham

Open Door Theater

Acting Out

Musical Theater Credits

Once On this Island - MD/Primary Pianist

Little Shop of Horrors - MD/Primary Pianist

Grease - MD/Primary Pianist

Chicago - MD/Primary Pianist

Legally Blonde - MD/Primary Pianist

Into The Woods - Secondary Pianist - (Orchestral/Synth/Contrabass[synth]/SFX Sound Design & Keyboard Programmer)

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - MD/Primary Pianist

Shrek - MD/Primary Pianist

Urinetown - MD/Primary Pianist

The Wedding Singer - MD/Primary Pianist

Oliver - MD/Primary Pianist

The Little Mermaid - Primary Pianist/Keyboard Programmer/Sound Designer

Bring It On - Secondary Pianist/keyboard programmer

School House Rock - MD/Primary Pianist

Songs for a New World - MD/Primary Pianist

Barnum - MD/Primary Pianist/Sound Designer

Nottingham - MD/Primary Pianist/Sound Designer

The Dinosaur Musical - Lead Sound Designer/Keyboard Technician

Seussical - MD/Primary Pianist

Footloose - Secondary Pianist/Sound Designer/Keyboard Technician

Little Women - Secondary Keyboard/Keyboard Technician/Arranger

Lucky Stiff - Substitute MD