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About the composer: Amado Bobadilla

Amado Bobadilla

With a BA in music performance from Rollins College, Amado has worked in the Central Florida arts community for the past twenty years as a musical director, accompanist and educator. He music directed The Wizard of Oz, Good News! and Bingo! The Musical at the Icehouse Theatre in Mount Dora; Honk!, A Year with Frog and Toad, School House Rock Live!, and Just So for the Orlando Repertory Theatre; and Cabaret for the Center Players in Maitland. He was a musical director for the Orlando production of Menopause the Musical, and works with Robin Jensen and the Florida Opera Theatre youth programs. He has worked as an accompanist and vocal coach at the University of Central Florida, Rollins College and the New School of Orlando.

He has been the company pianist for Orlando Ballet and has accompanied the Rollins College, Parkinsonís Dance and Valencia College dance programs. He has played class for American Ballet Theatre, The School of American Ballet, The Kirov Academy, The Rock School, The Limon Company, the Parsons Dance Company and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and has worked with Fernando Bujones, Robert Hill, Julie Kent, Gelsey Kirkland, Raymond Lukens, Bruce Marks and David Parsons.

His original compositions have been performed by Southern Ballet Theatre, Orlando Opera Childrenís Opera Group, and the Orlando Opera Resident Artists. His comedic duet, Blondes, was a 2002 gold medal winner at the Headliners junior division duets and his Heartbeat duet for piano and percussion was commissioned for performance at the International Dance Competition in Jackson, MS, in the same year. He has also composed twelve songs, and collaborated on lyrics for a youth theatre production that was presented (in progress) for several Broadway notables at Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona Beach and at the Orlando/UCF Shakespeare Festival in Orlando in 2007.

He is the youth director and worship pianist at Fellowship Church of Winter Springs and is a substitute organist for Saint John Lutheran Church in Winter Park, FL.

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