JUSTIN AKIRA KONO is a percussionist, pianist, arranger, and conductor of uncommon range. He has worked for many organizations across the Chicagoland area as a musician and music director including Porchlight Music Theater, The Marriott Theater, Music Theater Works, and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He also acts as an electronic music designer and arranger for various theaters and area high schools. When not dabbling in the theater arts, Justin can be found playing piano for Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute, the midwest's premiere ABBA tribute band. He is also the Director of Instrumental Music at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Downers Grove. Justin studied music at DePaul University and Northwestern University.