AMPLIFY SERIES FOR NEURODIVERSITY
MY LIGHT- MUSIC BY JOEL DAVID BALZUN, TEXT BY RITHIK SINHASAN
Megan co-founded LYNX in 2015 with Caitleen Kahn out of a desire to invigorate the art of the song recital and engage new audiences. Shortly thereafter she spearheaded the Amplify Series along with her sister, Katie Masotti, who is a provider for individuals with non-speaking autism. The Amplify Series commissions songs with texts by youth ages 8-18 who have autism and are primarily non-speaking. The young writers collaborate with both established and up-and-coming composers, and LYNX just completed its fourth cycle of new commissions. The Amplify Series advocates both for the importance of every voice and for new music. All of LYNX's 13 young writers to date communicate by pointing to letters on a board through the burgeoning Rapid Prompting Method developed by Soma Mukhopadhyay out of her clinic in Austin, Texas.
I SEE LIGHT
In this 90-minute recital we meet composers, poets, and characters who fight hard to tell their stories despite barriers to being heard. The program features works by Undine Smith Moore, Cécile Chaminade, Rued Langgaard, Fanny Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Schumann, as well as works from LYNX’s Amplify Series for Neurodiversity, and a fully staged reimagining of Handel’s Lucrezia cantata in collaboration with Mary Birnbaum. The program calls our attention to our innate need to be heard, and challenges us to reflect on how we are listening. Megan & Francesco have performed the program in New York City, Washington D.C, Birmingham, and upcoming performances are scheduled for Maryland, New York, Ohio, and Iowa.
NACHT FILM PROJECT
CARNEGIE HALL SONGSTUDIO
As part of Carnegie Hall 's 2021 SongStudio with Renee Fleming, Megan Moore and her duo partner Francesco Barfoed conceived and produced a short film that reflects on an artist’s inner life during isolating times. The project, like SongStudio, explores innovative approaches to song repertoire and invites new audiences to engage with the art form.
Produced by Juilliard and Cyprian films, this documentary follows Megan's journey portraying Medea in a highly restricted, COVID-safe production of Handel's Teseo.
SKIP THE REPEAT PODCAST
"Skip the Repeat brings you the stories and lessons of people who change direction and reinvent themselves. Megan Moore now tells students that a career doesn’t begin once they’ve won a job, a competition, or a role - it starts the moment they walk into music school. As an artist faced with the horror of a once-packed schedule disappearing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Megan has thought much about what a career is to her. Hear about her journey as a rising young operatic star and as co-founder of LYNX, a non-profit art song organization working with people with non-verbal autism."
CREATING INO IN THE LORD OF CRIES
A WORLD PREMIERE OPERA BY JOHN CORIGLIANO
Megan Moore sits down to speak about her experience working on a world premiere opera, the challenges of creating a new role, and her passion for discovering ways to make music connect deeply with others.
For an apprentice artist at Santa Fe Opera, being given a solo role in a world premiere is a feather in her cap — a big, boldfaced résumé entry — and a career-building honor.
Megan Moore, in her last semester of a postgrad vocal performance program at The Juilliard School, is a mezzo-soprano from Cincinnati. She plays Ino, one of the three sisters who serve as a sort of Greek chorus in The Lord of Cries. “I feel nervous talking about it,” she says. “I’m still learning the composer and director’s concept. It’s my first time being in a new opera.”
LET GO & SHARE YOUR HEART
CAPTIVATING AUDIENCES AT THE MIRJAM HELIN SINGING COMPETITION
After captivating audiences with her performance of Sibelius songs during the prestigious Mirjam Helin Competition in Finland, Megan Moore sits down for a Q&A covering her discovery of the Finnish repertory, her risky programming choices, and her decision to become a singer.
How did Megan Moore discover the Sibelius pieces in the first place – and how was she able to sing them packed with such emotion?
”I made a Spotify playlist of famous Finnish composers and did some research. I had of course always known Sibelius, and I knew the song Flickan [kom ifrån sin älsklings möte], but I had never heard Var det en dröm or Den första kyssen before. Gosh, they are famous for a reason! I felt that I just have to sing them, I absolutely have to!” the American singer says.