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Amy Scurria

Amy Scurria is a multi-award-winning composer of operas, orchestral, choral, vocal, and piano works. Scurria is the recipient of several commissions including from the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra. She is the recipient of the Duke University Evan Frankel Fellowship, the Duke University Aleane Webb Dissertation Research Award, the Duke University Summer Research Fellowship, Honorary Membership to Sigma Alpha Iota, several ASCAP Plus Awards, the Haddonfield Young Composers’ Award, and several other awards and honors. Her music is published by Theodore Presser Company and by her own company, Adamo Press. Scurria has enjoyed collaborations with world-renowned opera singers including: John Bellemer (tenor), Marnie Breckenridge (soprano), John Cheek (bass-baritone), Sishel Claverie (mezzo-soprano), Michael Corvino (baritone), James Demler (bass-baritone), John Demler (bass-baritone), Sandra Krueger (mezzo-soprano), Madison Marie McIntosh (mezzo-soprano), Nick Nestorak (tenor), Maureen O’Flynn (soprano), and Scott Williamson (baritone) (among others). ​The press has said she writes with a “powerful, musically poetic language” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), “her artistic personality is quite mature” … and “a tremendous technique infuses the music, but Scurria never uses it to cover up a paucity of ideas. She’s an honest workman – the real goods.” She is a “young composer with something to say” (Classical Net).