Administrative: American Composers Orchestra

Posted on: July 30, 2018

The New York City-based American Composers Orchestra has appointed AIDEN FELTKAMP to the newly created role of emerging composers and diversity director, effective immediately. Feltkamp will manage ACO’s emerging composer programs, diversity initiatives, and relationships with industry partners, and will advise the ACO on how to promote greater diversity on its staff and board as well as among the composers the orchestra commissions and performs. Feltkamp’s musical life began at age five with playing the cello; he now champions new classical music and opera as a trans nonbinary librettist, producer, performer, and educator. In 2015, Feltkamp founded OperaRox Productions, a non-profit serving underrepresented artists and fostering the next generation of opera through socially relevant productions, commissioning two full-length operas and several song cycles from emerging composers. Previously, Feltkamp performed as a mezzo-soprano specializing in Baroque opera and new music. Feltkamp received his masters of music degree from the Bard College Conservatory of Music in Dawn Upshaw’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program and his B.S. in vocal performance from Hofstra University

Posted July 30, 2018