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Librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell, originally scheduled to be our Artist of the Month, has chosen to relinquish his title to the late Terrence McNally and offers an appreciation of his colleague’s work. New York Festival of Song recently asked me to assume the mantle of their April “Artist of the Month.” I asked NYFOS if I […]




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Composer Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum previews her upcoming NYFOS Next evening, discusses her approach to collaboration, and more as our Artist of the Month. Hear Nora’s work on NYFOS Next: Laura Karpman & Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum on March 25. You, along with Laura Karpman, are co-curating an evening of our NYFOS series this March. Can you tell us […]




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Composer Laura Karpman talks about the process of writing music for tv and her new work inspired by Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Hear Laura’s work on NYFOS Next: Laura Karpman & Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum on March 25. On your upcoming NYFOS Next program is a new work from you for mezzo-soprano and two […]




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Baritone Theo Hoffman, an NYFOS Emerging Artist alumnus and member of NYFOS’s Artist Council, answers our questions on growing up in Manhattan, upcoming productions, and the significance of the word ‘song’. Hear Theo perform with NYFOS on tour to Tucson, AZ in Killer B’s on January 30. While still a student at Juilliard, you helped […]




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Pianist and vocal coach Joseph Li answers our questions on his most frequent advice to young singers, how he repairs cracked nails, why you won’t find him on Facebook, and more. Hear Joseph perform with NYFOS in Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do: Songs of Gay Harlem on December 12. Can you tell us a […]




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Baritone John Brancy answers our questions on his connection to the music of Kurt Weill and how he created his much acclaimed recitals about WWI. John returns to NYFOS on November 19 in a concert versions of Marc Blitzstein’s No For An Answer & Kurt Weill’s Der Silbersee. We are especially thrilled to have you, […]




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Baritone Justin Austin answers our questions on his transition from boy soprano to baritone, having opera singer parents, and what’s so special about ‘song.’ Hear Justin sing some of those special songs with NYFOS in Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do: Songs of Gay Harlem on December 12. You began your singing career as a […]




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Soprano Sari Gruber answers our questions on her path to music and long history with NYFOS, as we anticipate her return to NYFOS this November in Blitzstein’s No For An Answer and Weill’s Der Silbersee. If my research is correct, you’ve been singing with NYFOS for over 20 years! How did you first get involved […]




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Bass Matt Boehler answers our questions on his background as an actor and journey toward composition as our Artist of the Month. Matt is returning to NYFOS on later this month in Manning the Canon in Orient, NY and NYC, and next season in Lyrics by Shakespeare (single tickets available July 8, but you can […]




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Composer Laura Kaminsky discusses her hit opera AS ONE, facilitating new works from women composers, and what she’s been reading lately in our Artist of the Month interview