Lyn Koenning is an award-winning music director with nearly thirty years’ conducting and performing experience, having directed musicals for Austin Playhouse, TexARTS, Summer Stock Austin, ZACH, The Paramount Theatre, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Rude Mechs, and The University of Texas at Austin.
She headed up the musical theatre program of study at UT Austin for ten years, and her students have appeared on Broadway, Disney theme parks and cruise ships, regional theatre across the country, and television and film.
Lyn has accompanied master classes for Broadway stars and directors including Kathleen Marshall, Billy Porter, Laura Osnes, Mandy Gonzalez, Judy Kuhn, Tonya Pinkins, Joseph Leo Bwarie, and J. Quinton Johnson. She’s also enjoyed collaborating on new musicals with Tony- and Grammy-winning directors, playwrights, and composers like Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (Urinetown), Cheri Steinkellner (Sister Act, Cheers), David Zippel (City of Angels), Matthew Wilder (Mulan, Hercules), Berton Averre (co-writer of 1979’s #1 song, My Sharona), and Broadway producer Natasha Davison.
Lyn is the Artistic Director of TXMTW (www.TexasMusicalTheatreWorkshop.com), a two-week summer intensive for high school students who want to receive pre-professional training in musical theatre and college auditioning skills from Broadway professionals.