TSDCA Education Committee: New Directions in Teaching Sound & Composition
May 22, 2021 1:00pm EDT
Career Highlights: Amy has collaborated with Colt Coeur and Adrienne Campbell-Holt on the world premieres of Eureka Day with Tina Benko (Walkerspace), Joan starring Johanna Day (HERE Arts Center), Cal in Camo with David Harbour and Paul Wesley (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Ruby Rae Speigel’s Dry Land, and Steven Levenson’s Seven Minutes in Heaven (HERE Arts Center). Other memorable credits include All’s Well That Ends Well (OSF), regional premieres of Red Velvet and Ugly Lies the Bone (Shakespeare & Company), How I Learned to Drive (Round House), Our Town (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Don’t You F**king Say A Word directed by Lee Sunday Evans (59E59), and Jacqueline Lawton’s The Hampton Years (Virginia Stage Company). Also: Undergrad Program Director at UMass Amherst Theater Department, executive board of TSDCA, co-chair of the USITT Sound Commission, national KCACTF design adjudicator. http://
Libby Meyer is a composer whose work reflects the natural rhythms and patterns of the world around her. Her music including chamber, orchestral, choral, wind symphony, film, dance and theater has been commissioned and performed throughout the United States. Libby has served as Composer-in-Residence at Isle Royale National Park and the Visby International Center for Composers (Sweden). She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning, The Michigan Tech Research Excellence Fund, The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, The Sorel Foundation and The American Composers Forum. Recent projects include a new score for the 1912 short comedy film C’est la faute a Rosalie for Kino Films, a commission from the American Wild Ensemble focused on Lake Superior and a CD of choral and chamber works to be released on Albany records in late 2021.
Libby lives in Hancock township with her husband Evan, a Pyrenees Mountain dog named Humphrey, a secretive cat named Fern and thousands of honey bees. She holds a DMA in Composition from Northwestern University and is a Senior Lecturer in Music Theory/Composition at Michigan Tech University. Recordings of Libby’s music can be found at libbymeyermusic.com
Vincent Olivieri’s Broadway credits include High and contributions to Radio Golf. Off-Broadway credits include The Water’s Edge, Omnium-Gatherum, The Brothers Size, The God Botherers, and Fatal Attraction:A Greek Tragedy. New York City and regional credits include productions with Woolly Mammoth, Center Stage (Baltimore), Barrington Stage Company, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Gorilla Productions, The Juilliard School, Syracuse Stage, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati (CEA Award), Virginia Stage Company, Clarence Brown Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Yale Repertory Theatre. He has created designs for world-premiere productions by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Rachel Bonds, Michael Golamco, Kirsten Greenidge, Lauren Gunderson, Howard Korder, Neil LaBute, Matthew Lombardo, Charles L. Mee, Kira Oblensky, Tira Palmquist, Christopher Oscar Peña, Adam Rapp, Theresa Rebeck, Sarah Treem, and August Wilson. For three years, Mr. Olivieri was the Resident Sound Designer at Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Humana Festival of New American Plays. His work was presented as part of the Prague Quadrennial Design Exhibitions in 2007 & 2013. International work includes productions in Italy, China, South Korea, and the Czech Republic, and includes two long-running productions for The National Theatre of Romania. Mr. Olivieri is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and serves on the faculty at University of California-Irvine.