The Broadway Sinfonietta is an all women-identifying, majority women-of-color orchestral collective. Our mission is to support the existence, excellence, and equity of FEMALE BIPOC musicians, orchestrators, and contractors in the Broadway industry.

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“You’re Gonna Hear From Me” by The Broadway Sinfonietta x Solea Pfieffer

Now playing:

“You’re Gonna Hear From Me”
by The Broadway Sinfonietta
x Solea Pfieffer

Video by Em Char Productions

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In the past 20 years ALONE, for Approximately 450 orchestration credits, broadway hired approximately

190

TOTAL ORCHESTRATORS. OF THOSE:

90.5% 

WERE WHITE MALE ORCHESTRATORS 

Including Supervising Orchestrators, Co-Orchestrators, and Additional Orchestrators

90.5% 

WERE WHITE MALE ORCHESTRATORS 

Including Supervising Orchestrators, Co-Orchestrators, and Additional Orchestrators

5.8% 

WERE BIPOC Male Orchestrators 

 

 

5.8% 

WERE BIPOC Male Orchestrators

3.7% 

WERE Female Orchestrators 

Excluding the 2016 production of WAITRESS, in which the original band developed their own parts, and no formal orchestrator was hired.

3.7%

WERE Female Orchestrators 

Excluding the 2016 production of WAITRESS, in which the original band developed their own parts, and no formal orchestrator was hired.

0% 

WERE BIPOC WOMEN Orchestrators

Excluding the 2015 production of ON YOUR FEET!, which credited both Gloria & Emilio Estefan for the use of their music.

0% 

WERE BIPOC WOMEN Orchestrators

Excluding the 2015 production of ON YOUR FEET!, which credited both Gloria & Emilio Estefan for the use of their music.

Music Contractors are responsible for hiring the musicians

in a Broadway pit.

There have only been two female music contractors in the history of Broadway — and there’s never been a woman of color.

THE LACK OF FEMALE BIPOC CONTRACTORS CONTRIBUTES TO A SYSTEMIC ABSENCE OF FEMALE BIPOC PIT MUSICIANS.

The Broadway Sinfonietta aims to fix with the creation of an all women-identifying, majority women-of-color orchestra which will both showcase the excellence of the individual artists involved, and collaborate with productions, galas, and benefits that normally feature mostly white male bands and orchestras.

Support the Sinfonietta

Support the Sinfonietta

Want to learn more, book the Sinfonietta, or become an official Sinfonietta sponsor? Email thebroadwaysinfonietta@gmail.com.

Want to learn more, book the Sinfonietta, or become an official Sinfonietta sponsor? Email thebroadwaysinfonietta@gmail.com.

Make sure to indicate “Sinfonietta” on your donation so we can allocate your funds to our orchestra. 

PERSONNEL

PERSONNEL

MACY SCHMIDT

Founder | Music Supervisor 

Macy is an Egyptian-American Orchestrator, Copyist, and Music Director. Most recently, she has been working on the music team for TINA: The Tina Turner Musical, and as the Music Supervisor for the musical adaptation of Chelsea Clinton’s children’s book She Persisted at Atlantic Theatre Company. Macy is a passionate advocate for women in music, and is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency.

LEAH VICENCIO

MANAGING DIRECTOR | HEAD OF MARKETING

Leah aspires to create spaces where underrepresented artists can share their stories. She believes that by reimagining the system of gatekeeping, we have the power to create commercial theatre as an accurate representation of the world we live in.