My unparalleled voice teacher Lynn Eustis invited me to co-host her virtual summer studio class this Tuesday to talk about my FAVORITE thing, which is NEW MUSIC! I spent the week agonizing over what I felt like best showed the depth, the demand, and the arc of Contemporary Classical Music and here she is! Some things to consider:
I know that I've left SO MUCH out, but I was given time parameters and tried to stick to them as best I could. There will FOR SURE be discussion of all the composers, operas, arias, and artists that I left off.
ALSO I was reminded by Lynn that the students attending the class probably know about the "Hits". She challenged me to find works that they likely never would have encountered previously, so I tried to keep it mostly deep cuts.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments!