Tan Dun and Stephen Schwartz join Composers & the Voice!
Esteemed composers Tan Dun (pictured top right, The First Emperor, Marco Polo) and Stephen Schwartz (pictured bottom right, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, Wicked, Godspell) have joined AOP's composer development program Composers & the Voice! As "composer chairs" Mr. Tan and Mr. Schwartz will join Mark Adamo, Lee Hoiby, Dick Peaslee, and Tobias Picker in supporting and fostering AOP's trailblazing program for emerging composers. Each of these distinguished composers will be personally associated with a selected C&V composer throughout the season with opportunities to hear their work, join C&V discussions, and provide one-on-one feedback. The 2008 Composers and Composer Chairs are: Clint Borzoni - Lee Hoiby Kristin Kuster - Tobias Picker Raymond Lustig - Mark Adamo Jack Perla - Dick Peaslee Greg Spears - Stephen Schwartz Andrew Staniland - Tan Dun