Resumé

Josh Plotner's extended resume including career highlights

Resumé

Award-winning woodwind multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger with considerable performance, composition, arranging, transcription, copy, and editing experience. Extensive background in varied styles of music, including jazz, classical, musical theatre, world,  rock, pop, and others. Organized, prompt, and professional at all times. References available upon request.

Notable Recordings

Television:

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 3/4) (2017-2018) — Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Alto/Tenor/Baritone Saxophone, Panpipes)

Survivor (Season 37) (2018)— Fujara, Bansuri, Ocarina, Toyo, Shakuhachi, Xun, Seljefløyte, Pan Flute, Jaw Harp

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 2) (2018)Alto/Tenor/Bari Sax

Film:

Time & Again (2019) — English Horn

An American Craftsman - Wharton Esherick (2018) — Flute, Clarinet

In The Orchard (2018) — Clarinet

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018) — Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Recorder, Duduk, Ocarina, Tenor Sax

Animals (2018) — Xiao, Bansuri

Inland Freaks (2017) — Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom (2017) Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe

Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom (2016) Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe

Video Games:

Remnant: From the Ashes (2019) — Toyo, Ocarina, Tin Whistle, Ney, Bansuri

Wattam (2019) — Bass Clarinet, Flute

Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018) — Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Soprano Sax, Duduk, Ocarina, Slide Whistle

Make Sail (2018) — Flute, Clarinet, Oboe

Sally's Salon (2018) — Flute, Bansuri

Yoku's Island Express (2018) — Harmonica

codeSpark Academy (2017) Snoopy Snow Brawl— Flute, Tenor Sax

Albums:

Be More Chill Original Broadway Cast Recording (2019) — Flute, Alto Recorder, Vocoder, Keyboard, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax

Wired for Madness (2019) — Bari Sax

Children of Termina (2018) — Bansuri, Toyo, Tenor Recorder

Sometime (2018) — Tenor Sax, Flute

Port of Dreams (2018) — Oboe, English Horn

Waves of Faith (2018) — Flute

Beyond (2017) — Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Flute, Clarinet

Peruvian Heritage Songbook (2017) — Toyo, Quena, Pan Flute

Jay Armstrong Johnson LIVE at Feinstein's / 54 Below (2016) — ­Alto/Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet

El Pájaro Azul (2015) — Clarinet, Alto Flute

Origines y Destinos (2015) — EWI, Flute, Alto Flute, Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Tenor Sax

Be More Chill (2015) Original Cast Recording — Flute, Alto Recorder, Tenor/Bari Sax, Keys 2, Vocoder

Great Pretenders Club (2015) — Tenor/Bari Sax, Dizi, Xun

Other:

Flag Song  (2016) — Clarinet (original recording of song originally cut from Sondheim's "Assassins)


Awards/Distinctions

Writing Competitions

ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Recipient (2015)

Luminarts Jazz Composition Winner 1st place, College Division (2013)

Luminarts Jazz Arranging Winner 2nd place, College Division (2013)

Civic and Arts Foundation Jazz Composition Winner 2nd place, College Division (2012)

Performance

Performance with Esperanza Spalding (2014)

Performance with Susana Baca (2014)

Outstanding Soloist Award Jazz in the Meadows, Class 3a (2010)

From the Top NPR radio performance (2008)

Fishcoff National Chamber Music Competition quarterfinalist (2008)

Scholarship

Berklee Woodwind Department Achievement Award (2014)

Berklee Achievement Grant (2013)

Andre Lizotte Scholarship Award (2013)

Berklee Achievement Scholarship (2012)


Copy Work

Legendary Romance (2016-2017) —­ Geoff Morrow

Outlaws (2016)Alexander Sage Oyen



Musical Theatre

Broadway:

Be More Chill — Reeds/Keys 2 (Tenor/Bari Sax, Flute, Alto/Tenor Recorder, Keyboard 2, Vocoder) 2019

*Hello, Dolly! — Reed 2 (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone) 2018

*The Lion King — Woodwind 1 (Flute, Piccolo, Bansuri, Pan Flute, Toyo) 2017-Present

Off-Broadway:

*Broadway Bounty Hunter — Reeds/Keys 2 (Tenor/Bari Sax, Flute, Shakuhachi, Keyboard 2) 2019

Be More Chill — Reeds/Keys 2 (Tenor/Bari Sax, Flute, Alto/Tenor Recorder, Keyboard 2, Vocoder) 2018

Goldstein — Reeds (Flute, Clarinet) 2018

*Marry Harry — Reeds (Flute, Clarinet) 2017

*A Dog Story — Reeds (Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet) 2016

A Spring Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, “Sweet Smell of Success” —Reed 1 (Soprano/Alto Sax, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet) 2015

Tour:

Elf the Musical (Equity)—Reed 1 (Alto Sax, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet) 2017

Elf the Musical (non-Equity)—Reed 1 (Soprano/Alto Sax, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet) 2015

List of all shows in alphabetical order: A Broadway Musical; A Dog Story; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; A Little Night Music; A Little Princess; Aida; Anne of Green Gables; Assassins; Be More Chill; Broadway Bounty Hunter; Bye, Bye, Birdie; Cinderella; Chicago; Company; Dream Girls; Elf The Musical; Goldstein; Hair; Hairspray; I Love You Because; In The Heights; Inner City; Legally Blonde; Little Shop of Horrors; Love in Hate Nation; Marry Harry; Parade; Pippin; Ragtime; Rose’s War; Standup Shakespeare; Seussical; Sweet Smell of Success; The Color Purple; The Drowsy Chaperone; The Greatest Musical Never Written; The Lion King; The Music Man; The Rocky Horror Show; The Wizard of Oz; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Urinetown; Young Frankenstein; and others.

 

*denotes substitute chair


Education

Berklee College of Music

Dual Major: Performance and Jazz Studies

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Northwestern University

Major: Jazz Studies


Software

Sibelius Ultimate

Finale 2014.5

Logic Pro X

Final Cut Pro

Microsoft Office Suite

Google Suite

iWork


Foreign Languages

French (moderate proficiency)

Spanish (moderate proficiency)

Portuguese (beginning proficiency)

German (beginning proficiency)

Japanese (moderate proficiency)

Chinese (beginning proficiency)


Organizations

American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 802

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)


Cruise Ships

Holland America Volendam (2014-15) Tenor Sax/Alto Sax/Flute/Clarinet

Azamara Journey (2014) Tenor Sax/Flute/Clarinet/Arranger

Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas (2013) Tenor Sax/Flute/Clarinet/Arranger

Ongoing: Recommended Arranger for Royal Caribbean Cruises