Jeff Caldwell returned to Seattle after spending 13 years in New York City, and now is working as an Affiliate Artist and Staff Accompanist in the School of Music here at Puget Sound. He was on the faculty for the Juilliard School Drama Division as musical vocal coach, worked at NYU's Tisch School and CAP21 programs, and taught at AMDA as a voice teacher and staff accompanist. He played keyboard in the Broadway pit of The Producers and was a regular audition accompanist for Telsey & Company, especially for the Lincoln Center revival of South Pacific and its subsequent tours.
As a singer Jeff performed with New York City Opera in the choruses of Haroun and the Sea of Stories, La Fanciulla del West, and Cendrillon, as well as with the New York Choral Artists with the New York Philharmonic and with the Vienna Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall.
He has enjoyed a revitalization of his opera directing career (which originally brought him to Seattle years ago) with the grass roots company Operamission and their Handel Project, and has directed the North American premieres of Handel's first two operas Almira and Rodrigo.
He was a frequent music director for the songwriting team of Dan Martin and Michael Biello, especially their short film Papa's Prince and the marriage equality project First Comes Love.