In April, I was awarded the 2013 CU Retired Faculty Association (CURFA) Carl Kisslinger Graduate Student Award. The award will help with production expenses for the November 15-16, 2013 premiere of The Clever Artifice.
A small selection from scene one was performed recently in a joint recital of the local chapters of Sigma Alpha Iota and Delta Omicron. Karen Harris performed the role of Harriet; Megan Buness performed the role of Hetty; Donna Levene accompanied. As the opera is still in progress, it is …
Norfolk area blogger and photographer posted the following report about the 2012 John Duffy Institute. http://hamptonroads.com/2012/06/john-duffy-composers-institute-teaches-best-new-composers-industryright-here-norfolk
The first scene of Clever Artifice was workshopped and performed at the John Duffy Institute, May 21-June 6, 2012. One of the composer fellows also attending the workshop, Jake Runestad, put together an article about the experience posted on the online magazine, New Music Box. http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/duffy-institute/
Beginning to build a website for my new opera “The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret,” in hopes of having a central place for general information about the opera and its creation.