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Monday, January 15 • 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Is There a New American Opera Sound?

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Composers new to opera are melding new musical language(s) into a “classical music” art form.  Does the rich new mixture of musical voices define a new American style of opera?  This “fishbowl” discussion will explore the dimensions of this new style and challenge attendees to consider whether the existing opera community is prepared to embrace it.

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Ed Harsh

President and CEO, New Music USA
Ed Harsh is President and CEO of New Music USA, which was created by the merger of the American Music Center and Meet The Composer. Ed had previously been President and Vice President of MTC since 2005. His background includes more than twenty years of professional experience in the... Read More →
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Kurt Howard

Director of Programs and Services, OPERA America
After three years as OPERA America's managing director, Kurt Howard shifted into the position of director of programs services in 2017. Howard is responsible for professional development programs, annual conference planning and execution, supervision of grant programs (specifically... Read More →

Monday January 15, 2018 3:30pm - 5:15pm EST
Rehearsal Hall (The National Opera Center) 330 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10001