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New York, New York

In the fall of 2022, RJF began his eleventh year as a member of the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in New York City.  Since 2014 he has been a participant of the Advanced Workshop for lyricists and composers. 


About the workshop: In 1961, BMI joined forces with the late Lehman Engel, dean of American musical theatre conductors, to create a setting in which new writers for the musical theatre could learn their craft. An innovative program at its inception, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop continues to flourish in its fiftieth-ninth year, and is considered to be the foremost training ground for new writing voices, nurturing shows like "A Chorus Line," "The Book Of Mormon," "Avenue Q," and "Next To Normal.   The Workshop received a special Tony Award in 2007, and a Drama Desk Award in 2006


The Advanced Workshop combines members who have come up through the ranks as well as seasoned professionals presenting work from ongoing musicals.  Participation is by invitation only.  Moderators include Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Michael Korie, Robert Lopez, Richard Maltby and Maury Yeston.  Master Class Moderators include Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz.  For more information about the workshop, click here.


Des Moines, Iowa

Custom Songs & Scripts, a service of RJFcreative, creates customized songs, plays, sketches, and industrials for individuals, organizations, businesses, and special events.  Whether you want to give a personalized song as a birthday gift or you need a unique presentation to roll out your newest marketing campaign, CS&S has the talent and experience to get the job done.  For more information, click here or call 619-363-4692 or email

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