Vince di Mura is a veteran performer and musical director; appearing on concert stages and theatres throughout North America, Canada, and Latin America. He has conducted shows and seasons at the Barn Theatre in Augusta Michigan, Bucks County Playhouse, Artpark and Company in Lewiston N.Y., Tennessee Repertory Company in Nashville, The Asolo Theatre Company and American Stage in Florida, Passage Theatre, Act II Playhouse, The Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia, and The Muhlenburg Summer Theatre Festival. Vince holds fellowships from the William Goldman Foundation, Temple University, Meet the Composer, CEPAC, the Union County Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
Vince has fulfilled compositional commissions for Rutgers and Princeton Universities, Rider University, the Pingry Foundation, the University of Colorado, The Scioto Society, Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a host of scores for People's Light and Theatre Company including his 1999 Barrymore Award nominated score for "More Grimm's Tales," and three comic pantos in the British Style. In march of 2007, a series of dance concerts at the Berlind Theatre of the McCarter Theatre complex in Princeton will play host to the premier of a new concert jazz suite entitled "12 Woman Dancing." The work is commissioned by Princeton University for the Spring Dance Festival
Best known for his arrangements of "My Way: A Sinatra Cabaret," (with over 200 productions nationally), Vince has musical directed a slew of productions of the show included runs at the Blowing Rock Stage Company and Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina, Western Michigan’s Cherry County Playhouse, The Barter Theatre in Virginia, and Arkansas Repertory Company in Little Rock. In 2005, Vince created full arrangements for American Stage’s production of "I Left My Heart"; A Tribute to Tony Bennett: Licensed by Summerwind Productions; and musical directed the premier production at American Stage in St. Petersburg Florida. There has been five productions of "I Left My Heart" since its premier in 2005, with four more slated for the first half of 2007 including a summer run at the Welk Resort Theatre in San Diego CA.
In February 2004, Mr. di Mura premiered a concert version of his first spoken word/jazz opera, "A Poet In Harlem:" with text by Nuyorican poet, Willie Perdomo. Performances at the Puffin Cultural Forum, The Arts Guild of Rahway, 12 Miles West Theatre and The Bowery Poetry Club followed. On September 22nd, 2006, Vince premiered "For Lost Words"; a second spoken word/jazz opera based on the Vietnam poetry of Yusef Komunyakaa. The work's official premier will take place at Passage Theatre in Trenton on March 4th, 2007 with an encore hearing on March 24th.
In the early part of 2007, Vince will release of his new jazz CD, "A Darker Side of Romance." His first commercially released CD, "Imperfect Balance" is available on line at CDNOW, Amazon.com, ITUNES.com, and a host of internet music outlets.