Jasmine Barnes is a composer and vocalist whose work has been performed all over the world. As a composer, she embraces a variety of genres, formats and instrumentations, with a specialty of writing for the voice.
Barnes is currently a composer-in-residence for American Lyric Theater; she previously was a composer fellow at Chautauqua Opera and composer-in-residence with All Classical Portland. Recent commissions have come from respected institutions nationwide, including: Washington National Opera (in celebration of the Kennedy Center’s 50th-year anniversary), Bare Opera, Resonance Ensemble, Tapestry Choir, City Works Cleveland, LyricFest Philadelphia, Baltimore Choral Arts, Burleigh Music Festival, Symphony Number One, Baltimore Musicales and The Voic(ed) Project, among others.
Upcoming engagements includes the world premiere of Plumshuga at STAGES Houston, an arrangement of spirituals commissioned by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to debut at Carnegie Hall performed by Karen Slack and Will Liverman, and a new song cycle commissioned by world-renowned tenor Russell Thomas to be performed at Los Angeles Opera. Other recent commissions include Might Call You Art for CityMusic Cleveland, Portraits: Douglass & Tubman for Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Maternità for Takesha Meshé Kizart and Anima Mundi Productions, and I Will Follow You into the Dark with American Lyric Theatre.
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