<50px> is one of the most exciting and promising new voices in the next generation
of musical theatre composers. His compositional style aims to unite the dramatic structure
of classic music theatre writing with a contemporary sensibility, resulting in songwriting that
is distinctive for its musical sophistication and accessibility.
Caleb Hoyer was born in Stillwater, OK, and raised in Pittsburg, KS. A skilled pianist as well as
composer, Hoyer left Kansas after high school in 2004 to attend New York University's Steinhardt
School of Education, where he graduated with honors in 2008 with a Bachelor's of Music in Music
Theory and Composition with an emphasis in musical theatre composition. At school he studied
composition with composer/music director Dr. Joseph Church (The Who's Tommy, The Lion King).
While at NYU he also began working extensively as a pianist, accompanist, and vocal coach,
working on several productions including One Step Closer: The Music of Alan Menken, a musical
revue that he music directed, arranged, and co-conceived with director/choreographer MK Lawson.
He is also the music director for the "If It Only Even Runs a Minute" Concert Series, created by
Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Kevin Michael Murphy. As a composer/lyricist, he also received the
Alan Menken Award, a scholarship given to one student annually by the eight-time Academy
Award winning composer of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, among many other
films and shows. Past recipients of the award include composers Dylan Glatthorn and Brian
Lowdermilk. Hoyer's music has been performed throughout New York at such venues as New
World Stages, The Frederick Loewe Theater, The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts,
The Duplex, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Radio City Music Hall.
Hoyer continues to work actively as a pianist, accompanist, arranger, and vocal coach, and is50px>
currently developing several musical projects as a composer/lyricist. He lives in New York City.