ARRANGER + ORCHESTRATOR

In addition to providing take-down and transcription services, I'm an experienced arranger, orchestrator, and vocal arranger.​ I'm comfortable writing for small ensembles/combos, large pit orchestras and big bands, and everything in-between.

Enjoy a gallery of my work on past projects below!

Contact me at solomon4607@gmail.com for my rates and any inquiries regarding copy work, transcriptions, arrangements, or orchestration services.

MUSICAL THEATRE

 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (2020) Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Northwestern University

Orchestrator/Arranger

Re-conceived orchestration for actor-musicians and solo guitar

00:00 / 00:30

Music: Wayne Barker

Lyrics: Rick Elice

Orchestration: Joe Badion

00:00 / 00:30

Music: Wayne Barker

Lyrics: Rick Elice

Orchestration: Joe Badion

WAA MU 88: FOR THE RECORD (2019) Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Northwestern University

Lead Vocal Designer, Head Orchestrator, Team Orchestrator

Arranged vocal parts, designed several orchestrations, and led two orchestration teams for new work

00:00 / 00:32

Music: Martin Gold

Lyrics: Lauren Katz, Carly Mazer, & Emmet Smith

Orchestration: Tynan Friend

Vocal Arrangment: Joe Badion & Tynan Friend

00:00 / 00:38

Music & Lyrics: Lindsay Whisler

Orchestration: Saoirse Lee

Vocal Arrangment: Joe Badion & Ben Roberts

Music & Lyrics: Martin Gold

Arrangement: Joe Badion & Tynan Friend

Orchestration: Joe Badion, Tynan Friend,

Eli Cohen, & Joshua Fields

Vocal Arrangment: Joe Badion

00:00 / 00:33

Music & Lyrics: Alexander Rothfield, Ziare Paul-Emile, & Rachel Reizburg

Arrangement: Joe Badion & Will Finnegan

Orchestration: Joe Badion

Vocal Arrangment: Joe Badion

00:00 / 00:34

HELLO, DOLLY! (2019) Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Northwestern University

Arranger, Co-Music Director

Re-arranged and transposed existing orchestration for adapted staging and diverse vocal ranges

Music & Lyrics: Jerry Herman

Orchestration: Philip J. Lang

Edited by: Joe Badion, Louis Danowsky, & Benjamin Roberts

00:00 / 00:30

GUYS AND DOLLS (2019) Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Northwestern University

Team Orchestrator

Collaborated with a team to reinterpret existing orchestration with a stronger big band influence

 

Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser

Orchestration: Joe Badion

00:00 / 00:33

A CAPPELLA

FRESHMAN FIFTEEN A CAPPELLA (2015-2019) Northwestern A Cappella Community Alliance

Arranger, Music Director

Arranged popular songs for 4-part (SATB, TTBB) and 5-part (TTBBB) a cappella ensembles.

00:00 / 00:36
00:00 / 01:00

Music & Lyrics: Clyde & Gracie Lawrence

Solo: Jacob Leaf

Trio: Joe Nedder & Emmet Smith

Vocal Percussion: Ryan Broll

Arrangement: Joe Badion

Music & Lyrics: Clyde & Gracie Lawrence

Solo: Joe Badion

Vocal Percussion: Ryan Broll

Arrangement: Joe Badion

 

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