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Vince

My name is Vince (he/him/his) and I am the Music Director here at Grace. The Lord brought me back to church through this loving and accepting community for which I will always be grateful

Vince's Story

          Vince di Mura is a concert jazz pianist, composer, arranger and musical director; appearing on concert stages and theatres throughout North America, Canada, Europe and Latin America. He is currently the Resident Musical Director and Composer for the Lewis Center of the Arts at Princeton University, where he has served since 1987. He has conducted theatre seasons at The Bethesda Nederlander Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, El Portal Theatre, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, the Augusta Barn Theatre, Artpark and Company, Tennessee Repertory, The Asolo Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, American Stage, Passage Theatre, Act II Playhouse, The Arden Theatre Company, The Muhlenburg Summer Theatre Festival, The American Theatre Group, The Barter Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, Blowing Rock Stage, The Little Theatre in the Rockies and Vince spent an enjoyable summer in 2019 in Lynchburg as musical director for Endstation Theatre.

 

Best known for his arrangements for Summerwind Productions, his shows have had close to 1000 production nationally and internationally; shows include "My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra,” “Christmas My Way,” “Simply Simone” and “I Left My Heart: A Tribute to Tony Bennett.”  Vince has fulfilled numerous compositional commissions from Princeton University's Department of Theatre and Dance, Rutgers University, Rider University, the Pingry Foundation, the University of Colorado, The Scioto Society, Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Passage Theatre, the University of Northern Colorado, American Stage, Princeton University Ballet, The Jazz Disciples and a host of scores for People's Light and Theatre Company.

 

Mr. di Mura is also the author and curator of “A Conversation With The Blues:” A 14 part web instructional series on improvisation through the Blues, produced by Soundfly Inc. He holds composition and jazz fellowships from the William Goldman Foundation, Temple University, Meet the Composer, CEPAC, the Union County Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Puffin Cultural Forum and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Vince has 6 CDs on the market including his most recent release, “Meditations on the Sacred Heart.”  All of which are available at any number of internet outlets.