In 2010, I participated in the Composer Librettist Development Program at American Lyric Theatre. It was a year-long training program with some of the most important people in the world of American Opera: Mark Adamo, Cori Elison, Mark Campbell, Anthony Davis, and the founder of ALT, Lawrence Edelson. It was the training and support I received in that program that launched my opera career. I've since been commissioned to write libretto for multiple opera projects, including The Halloween Tree which will have it's orchestral reading in October of this year. The Halloween Tree was commissioned and developed by ALT, and ALT has produced every developmental reading and workshop. I could not love this company more. They are bringing a sea change to American opera, and I am so lucky and so grateful to be a boat on that sea.
With this fundraising campaign, you can support the company that has supported me, and so many other brilliant artists. ALT artists are the artists making waves in the world of American Opera right now. You can help to ensure that ALT will stay around for a long time. All contributions made will be matched up to $50,000 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation!