JULIA ADOLPHE, COMPOSER
Julia Adolphe has been described as “prodigiously gifted…a major new composer” (Jayson Greene, eMusic) with music that is “confident, penetrating”(The Washington Post) and “gives a singing voice to the silent” (Out West Arts). Adolphe’s work has received performances across the United States and abroad in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Paris, Berlin, and Pavia, Italy. Her music has been recorded on the Sono Luminus label, to be released in 2014 on Inscape Chamber Orchestra's album American Aggregate. In March 2013, Brooklyn’s Bargemusic presented the World Premiere concert performances of Adolphe’s chamber opera, Sylvia, which is based on her original story and libretto. Adolphe produced a workshop ofSylvia at the Lost Studio Theatre in LA and an excerpt at the LA Museum of the Holocaust. As part of the 2013 Britten Centennial, Adolphe was Co-Producer of The Prodigal Son, conducted by Maestro James Conlon. Adolphe has received numerous awards including grants from the American Composers Forum, New Music USA, the Sam Spiegel Foundation, the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust, and Puffin Foundation. Adolphe pursues a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the USC Thornton School of Music studying composition with Stephen Hartke. Prior teachers include Donald Crockett, Frank Ticheli, and Steven Stucky.