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Athena So

Piano

Degree: B.M. York University 

Toronto, Ontario

Overview

Musical Styles

Classical Piano, Jazz Piano, Pop, Broadway (Musical Theatre) Piano

About Athena

Athena So began her musical journey at a young age as a classical pianist. Although she has extensive training through the Royal Conservatory of Music, Athena has always been fascinated in the art of storytelling through music. Through her experience as an accompanist and pit musician in various productions and cabarets throughout Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Athena immediately discovered a strong passion for musical theatre.

As a recent graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (Spec. Hon. Music) and Bachelor of Education programs, Athena has spent her post-secondary years exploring a career in music direction. Athena’s journey began as the rehearsal pianist and pit musician for Vanier College Productions, where she quickly became the first student music director at the theatre company, working on shows such as Next to Normal, Shrek the Musical, and My Favorite Year. Since then, Athena has workshopped new Canadians works such as Milo’s World, played at various cabarets around Toronto, both in-person and online, and music directed Youth Theatre companies including Bravo Academy and FLATO Markham Theatre. 

Currently, Athena is a music director at The Second City, serving in both Second City TourCo (Understudy MD) and the Training Centre. Much of Athena’s influences revolve around contemporary musical theatre and classical music, but what truly drives her passion is collaborating with different art forms to collectively tell a story.