A Masterclass with Matthew Aucoin

Somerville Music Spaces
1060 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144
United States

Join Boston Singers' Resource for an exciting vocal masterclass with pre-eminent composer, conductor, writer, and vocal coach Matthew Aucoin! 

Matthew is looking forward to working with you on whatever classical vocal music you would like to polish, whether it is from the standard repertoire or something more contemporary. If selected, you will receive a twenty minute slot to sing for us and work with Matthew on musical interpretation. It is 100% free to participate, and a pianist will be provided. You must be a current BSR member to participate.

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The masterclass will take place from 3:30-5:30pm on Friday, February 16 at:

Somerville Music Spaces

1060 Broadway C101B

Somerville, MA 02144

Please apply by February 5 by filling out THIS FORM. You will hear from us by February 7.

For tickets, please visit https://buytickets.at/bostonsingersresource/1136688


Matthew Aucoin (b. 1990) is an American composer, conductor, and writer, and a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. He is a co-founder of the pathbreaking American Modern Opera Company (AMOC), and was the Los Angeles Opera’s Artist in Residence from 2016 to 2020. 

As a composer, Aucoin is committed to expanding the possibilities of opera as a genre. His own operas, which include Eurydice and Crossing, have been produced at the Metropolitan Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Canadian Opera Company, among others. The Metropolitan Opera’s recording of Eurydice was nominated for a Grammy in 2023. 

Aucoin’s newest theatrical work, Music for New Bodies, is a collaboration with the director Peter Sellars, based on the poetry of Jorie Graham. This piece will premiere in Houston in April 2024 before future performances in New York, Aspen, and Los Angeles. Aucoin is currently at work on his next opera commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, an adaptation of Dostoevsky’s Demons.

Aucoin’s orchestral and chamber music has been performed by such leading artists and ensembles as Yo-Yo Ma, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the Brentano Quartet. Last year, the MET Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, featured Aucoin’s orchestral work Heath on its first European tour in several decades. His recent conducting engagements include appearances with the Los Angeles Opera, the Chicago Symphony, the Santa Fe Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, the San Diego Symphony, Salzburg’s Mozarteum Orchestra, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Rome Opera Orchestra, and many other ensembles. 

Aucoin’s book about opera, The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera, was published in 2021 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. He is a regular contributor to leading publications such as The New York Review of Books and The Atlantic.

A portrait of Matthew Aucoin next to information about his masterclass