AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS RECEIVES $300,000 GRANT FROM MELLON FOUNDATION FOR OPERA TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

AOP has been awarded a $300,000 multi-year grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its core training and workshop programs, as well as support for new staff positions.

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Applications Available for Upcoming 10th Season of Composers & the Voice

AOP announces the return of its popular Composers & the Voice program for its 2019-21 seasons. Created and led by Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood, six composers and up to three librettists will be selected for two-year fellowships to learn the fundamentals of writing for the voice and opera stage. Workshop sessions with professional opera singers, mentors, and instructors are held at AOP’s home base in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Applications and complete information will be available beginning March 18 at www.aopopera.org/composers_voice. The deadline for applications is April 26 with fellowships announced by July 16.

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American Opera Projects Names New Leadership Beginning 2019-2020

American Opera Projects (AOP)’s Board of Directors announced today the appointment of two new inspiring, artistic leaders who will continue the organization’s 30-year legacy of creating contemporary opera in the US. Effective July 1, 2019, Matt Gray, who currently serves as AOP’s Producing Director, will become General Director, and Mila Henry will join the company as Artistic Director.  

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