Austin Haller is an organist, pianist, conductor, vocal coach, arranger, and tenor who can be heard in Texas and beyond. Hailed as “always remarkable” (Austin Chronicle), he is delighted to perform regularly with Conspirare’s Company of Voices, Symphonic Choir, and Youth Choir.
Austin serves as Associate Music Director of the musical theatre program in Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. His “musical direction produces a gloriously rich choral sound full of exquisite harmonies” (Broadway World), and he is the grateful recipient of Austin Critics’ Table and B. Iden Payne Awards for Music Direction. Favorite productions include Texas State’s Ragtime and Legally Blonde; Austin Shakespeare’s Sunday in the Park with George; TexArts’ [title of show], Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Golf: The Musical; Scott Schroeder Presents’ Floyd Collins; Zach Theatre’s Rockin’ Christmas Party and Present Laughter, and Zilker Theatre’s The Music Man and My Favorite Year.
Particularly recognized for his artistic creativity and deep sensitivity at the keyboard, he also plays organ with the Austin Symphony, and he makes music regularly with a number of choral ensembles, including Amphion Choir, Panoramic Voices, and Inversion Ensemble. He has previously served as Organist and Associate Director of Music at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, and he often performs major works for choir and organ as well as solo organ concerts.
His “fierce piano stylings” (Austin Chronicle) are frequently heard with Broadway performers at Austin Cabaret Theatre and elsewhere. His jazz performances with singer Kara Bliss have been described as “a touch of old school with a modern insouciance” and are featured at a variety of Austin-area venues.
Austin is a passionate advocate and volunteer with refugees, whose resilience and humility are constant teachers. He welcomes dialogue about how we might all increase the capacity for compassion in our lives and in our wonderful Central Texas community.