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.

210 Amlent Avenue

210 Amlent Avenue, a new musical

This musical I'm writing with playwright Becky Goldberg was read in this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival. Check out, for casting info, demo recordings, and more!

New Video: "Nimbus"
What's up?

I'm currently in my first year as a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, where I’ll be collaborating with a bevy of talented lyricists and librettists over the next couple years. In the meantime, I'm continuing to teach music theory at Stony Brook University and a playwrighting workshop at Suffolk County Community College, in addition to my own writing projects.

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