Kent Nicholson (Playwrights Horizons), Georgia Stitt (Composer/Lyricist and Music Producer, Festival Alumni Writer) and Bruce Coughlin (Orchestrator/Arranger), lead a discussion on how theatres can best engage their music departments when beginning a new musical. When do you bring on an orchestrator — and how much do they cost? When should the music director be hired, and what is their relationship to the composer? Who is responsible for creating new music charts as a new show develops? How do you find the right musicians to fit your show? At what point does the music department get involved with the design process? Our panel of experts explore these questions and more, to help ensure your next collaboration goes as smoothly as possible.