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Michael Ching

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E. C. Schirmer publishes Michael Ching's BUOSO'S GHOST, which has 2017-2018 performances at SUNY Potsdam, the University of Central Florida, and OperaDelaware, where the composer will also conduct the production. Michael's newest project is ANNA HUNTER, a one act opera about historic preservation in 1950s Savannah. It is part of the 2017 National Opera Week festivities at the Savannah Voice Festival. Michael's most popular opera, SPEED DATING TONIGHT! will have its sixtieth production in 2018. Commissioned and premiered in 2013 by the Janiec Opera of the Brevard Music Center, SPEED DATING TONIGHT! has been called the most popular opera of the 21st century. His composition teachers include Iain Hamilton, Robert Ward, and Carlisle Floyd. From 1992-2010, Michael was the Artistic Director of Opera Memphis. Michael has new projects as composer/librettist at Cedar Rapids Opera Theater and the Performing Arts High School at Rancho Mirage, California. He is Music Director of Amarillo Opera and Composer-in-Residence at Savannah Voice Festival, as well as opera and vocal music consultant for E. C. Schirmer and Galaxy Music.