2018-2019 Music Team Team

Music Coordinators

Will Finnegan is a senior studying computer science and commercial music. He has played guitar and banjo in the Waa Mu orchestra for the past two years. He has also worked on teammusic, serving as orchestration coordinator. He is thrilled to be joining Tynan and Abe in music supervising the Waa Mu show this year.

Tynan Friend is a senior biology major and Spanish minor, but has been involved with Waa-Mu and Wirtz since freshman year. He has studied orchestration and music direction with Ryan Nelson, and has music directed, orchestrated, conducted, and played various instruments for many shows––both Wirtz and StuCo––on campus. He's thrilled to co-music direct this year's Waa-Mu show and lead Team Music throughout the process. His favorite musical is WICKED.

Abrahm Oxley-Hase is a senior who is studying Theatre and Playwrighting. This is Abrahm’s fourth year working on Team Music for the Waa-Mu Show. In addition to working on Team Music, Abrahm was a member of the sound crew for ANOTHER WAY WEST and a writer for BEYOND BELIEF. Outside of Waa-Mu, Abrahm is the Special Events Director for Lovers & Madmen and is the orchestrator for the Fall 2018 ImagineU production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Lead Orchestrators

Saoirse Lee is a third-year from Charlottesville, Virginia studying Music Education and Legal Studies. Favorite credits include: A Chorus Line (Wirtz Center, Associate Music Director, Keyboard Programmer, Reed 2), Company (Wirtz Center, Orchestrator, Reed 2), and Knuffle Bunny (Wirtz Center TYA, Music Director/Keyboard-Conductor), and Sweet Charity (Marriott Theatre, Music Assistant). When not working on a show, you can typically find her solving a crossword puzzle or watching The West Wing. She has been a Waa-Mu Orchestrator and on Team Music for the past two years. If you have any question about Waa-Mu Team Music or any Team Music related tasks, please don’t hesitate to reach out!