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From UNCG to Broadway – Amendum will give Q&A

Photo of Music BuildingDominick Amendum has done Wicked good on Broadway, and he is bringing his insight to campus this week.

He will be available for a public Q&A session, ”A Dialogue with Dom,” Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Music Building recital hall. (Editor’s note: The university was closed this day due to inclement weather. If CW learns of a new date, we will pass along that info.)

Amendum, a 2001 School of Music alumnus who has directed music for such Broadway blockbusters as “Wicked” and “First Date,” will also hold classes and workshoPhoto of Dominick Amendumps for UNCG music students. For the past seven years Amendum has been associate music supervisor of the musical “Wicked,” also having conducted “Wicked” on Broadway, in Los Angeles, and in cities across the U.S. on the first national tour. More recently, he served as arranger and music supervisor for “First Date,” while also arranging and supervising the world-premiere of “Secondhand Lions” at Seattle’s landmark 5th Avenue Theatre.

Amendum has worked with such musical theater luminaries such as Stephanie J. Block, Tonya Pinkins, Rupert Holmes and Carolee Carmello. He also maintains an active coaching studio in New York, working with established Broadway performers, recent college graduates, and even the young child stars of such musicals as “A Christmas Story,” “Leap of Faith” and “Bonnie and Clyde”. He produced the “First Date” cast album, as well as solo recordings with artists such as Dolly Parton, Brian D’Arcy James, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Schwartz and Andrew Lippa.

Amendum studied classical piano performance at UNCG with professor Joe DiPiazza.

By Michelle Hines.