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Michael Ching


Ames, IA   

Opera composer, conductor, songwriter. Arts Administrator. Recent works include SPEED DATING TONIGHT! (2013), SLAYING THE DRAGON (2012) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, opera a cappella. SPEED DATING TONIGHT! will have over a dozen productions 2013-15. Recording of MIDSUMMER just released on Albany Records.

Artistic Director of Opera Memphis 1992-2010. Music Director, Nickel City Opera, 2011-. Chair, Douglas Moore Fund for American Opera. 

B.A. Duke University (Robert Ward), Houston Opera Studio (Carlisle Floyd).


Articles by Michael Ching:

Headlines April 12 2013 | By Michael Ching
Remembering Robert Ward (1917-2013)

Robert Ward believed that artists weren’t always outsiders, but people who could sit at the table beside donors, industrialists, and scientists and provide a different perspective on society.