Karl Hinze is a New York-based composer/lyricist who often finds himself in front of the piano. His interests also include web design, pop culture, puzzles and snacks.
Karl works as a music director, vocal coach, arranger and accompanist in and around New York. He holds a Masters in Music Composition at Stony Brook University and is currently engaged in doctoral work there. In the meantime, he continues to write vocal and instrumental works in theatrical and classical idioms.
Here you can learn more about him, listen to his music, and browse through his writing and directing portfolios.
What's up?I’m happy to announce I've joined the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, where I’ll be collaborating with a bevy of talented lyricists and librettists over the next two years. Also, I’m music directing a production of HAIR that opens November 20th on Long Island (tickets and more info).
Are They Edible?I wrote four songs for this experimental puppet performance called Are They Edible? by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. The show, inspired by Homer’s epics, The Iliad and the Odyssey, takes place in an interactive setting where food consumption is used to engage the audience in a tactile discourse on the relationship between war, heroes, and hunger (or the urge to consume).
Nov 10 at 5pm
74A East 4th Street, NYC
The Story of CriscoBassoonist and singer Gina Cuffari performs a piece she commissioned from me called "The Story of Crisco" at the Stony Brook Composers Concert with violist Sarah Evins. This jocular piece takes its text and title from a 100-year-old cookbook.
Stony Brook, NY