Music director, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, and educator, Sariva Goetz has played keyboards for and/or conducted numerous Broadway shows including 10 years as the assistant conductor and keyboardist for the original Broadway production of Les Miserables. Other Broadway credits include Aladdin, Sister Act, Mamma, Mia, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Miss Saigon, Guys & Dolls, City of Angels, The Secret Garden, Once on This Island, Starlight Express, Romance Romance, and the first revival of Sweeney Todd. She recently served as music director for the pre-Broadway production of Empire, the Musical which had its debut at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in California. Off-Broadway and regional credits include Splendora, The Jerusalem Syndrome, and two productions of Really Rosie, one directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and the other by Maurice Sendak. Sariva has conducted and/or orchestrated shows at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Baltimore Center Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Opera House, Bucks County Playhouse, and Cape Playhouse and served as pianist for many Broadway pops concerts, most notably with the Long Island Philharmonic. She has coached hundreds of musical theatre performers for auditions, shows, and cabaret and was a founding member and co-chair of the Music Directors Committee of Local 802, American Federation of Musicians. Previous teaching positions include American University, SUNY New Paltz, and New Jersey City University.
M.A., New York University