CHRIS LAVELY - Academy Instructor/Music Director – Chris hails from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Music. He is the owner T.N.T. Music Services (Theatrical Notation & Transcription) which provides transcription and arranging services for the Musical Theatre including Broadway (SOMETHING ROTTEN!) and Off Broadway. He has conducted dozens of professional productions in Los Angeles and was Resident Conductor of Utah Musical Theatre for four seasons. As a performer, Chris has performed regionally (ANNIE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, PIRATES OF PENZANCE, CAMELOT, JACQUES BREL…) and Off-Broadway (THE FANTASTICKS!). Chris is lucky to have worked with Burt Reynolds, Charles Nelson Reilly, Alice Ghostley, Dom Deluise, Marilyn McCoo, Linda Purl, and Piper Laurie. Chris has also performed his Cabaret show, IF I SING, at the Cinegrill in Los Angeles.