The Price Paid for Interactivity in Live Performance by Ellen Fishman

While at the Peabody Conservatory for my doctoral studies in music composition, I studied computer music and took a C ++ programming class. While I decided to end my programming studies after that class, I had no idea that immersing myself in loops and variables would help shape my professional career.

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Marie Begins Update! by Ellen Fishman

It has been a whirlwind since receiving the Discovery Grant for Female Composers from Opera America just over a year ago. Since that time, we went into production in November of 2017, then Tri-Cities Opera presented a workshop performance at the Opera America New Works Forum in New York in January, 2018, and the online pilot was released in March, 2018. I am trying to finish a piano work before completing the opera this summer since we have a full workshop performance by Lyric Opera Theater at Arizona State University in September. It's going to be a busy summer but I am thrilled with the reception and interest in this interactive opera. Stay tuned for information about the premiere of the live version and if you haven't seen the pilot, take a look!