Elspeth

Collard

Composer / Orchestrator / Musician

NYC / United Kingdom

Bio

Elspeth Collard is a British-born composer-lyricist, orchestrator, and arranger. She recently graduated from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch, having previously studied Music at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Full-length and short form pieces include: A Princess Story (with Sam Rosenblatt, in development); Twenty-Six Percent (with Sam Rosenblatt, available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts); Miroir (with Deniz Demirkurt, NYU thesis project 2020); Easier To Die (with Alex Higgin-Houser, actor lab, NYU 2019); and Don’t Ever Change (with Rebecca Rebis, Edinburgh Fringe and Brickhouse Theatre, Cambridge, 2017). Her songs and orchestrations have been featured at cabaret venues including Feinstein’s/54 Below, Dixon Place, The Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama; and on various online streaming platforms, including YouTube web series Is This Art Now?, and musical theatre podcast The Latest Draft, for which she is also a programming manager. Elspeth has also been the musical director of several vocal and orchestral ensembles, as well as for a student production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (site-specific production dir. Eric Gelb, 2019), and played percussion for a variety of concerts and musicals, including the original Edinburgh Fringe run of Six.  She is a proud member of Maestra and of the Dramatists Guild.

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News and Updates

New Years Eve - out now!

Elspeth was delighted to reunite with frequent collaborator Jenna Beressi and new collaborator Hally Smith as a composer on their stunning short film, New Years Eve! Watch it here!

Little Love Notes from Collard and Rosenblatt - streaming now!

Following a wonderful launch party hosted by 10glo.comLittle Love Notes is now streaming on all major music platforms! Our full-length debut album features fifteen standalone songs on the theme of different types of love, sung by twenty-nine amazing performers. Check it out below!

Women Crush Wednesdays Podcast

Elspeth had the wonderful opportunity to write a new musical introduction for NYWIFT's Women Crush Wednesdays Podcast, and was delighted to then be asked to be a guest on the show! Check out her interview here!

The Latest Draft - season 2 out now!

Elspeth is a programming manager for The Latest Draft, a weekly podcast featuring new musical theatre by up-and-coming artists from around the world. Season 2 is now underway - go check it out!

Album

On March 14th 2021, Elspeth and writing partner Sam Rosenblatt released their first full-length album, Little Love Notes from Collard & Rosenblatt! Stream it on Spotify below, and check out their website for more information on the 29 incredible performers featured on these songs!

 

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