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Jasmine Muhammad is a versatile vocalist, bridging the gaps between the opera house, the harmonic space of background vocals, and the intimate recitals of art songs, spirituals and jazz standards. After completing three successful years as a Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist, Ms. Muhammad continues her work as a Manhattan-based freelance musician.

For her 2021-2022 season, Ms. Muhammad was featured as an ensemble member in the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Terrence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in my Bones as well as Porgy & Bess, Die Meistersinger, Turandot and Boris Gudonav. After a two year hiatus, Lincoln Center Theater premieres Ricky Ian Gordon's new opera Intimate Apparel for which Ms. Muhammad is an ensemblist and Esther cover. In the spring, she will premiere The Homestead by Dana Kaufman, a new work commissioned by Amherst College about Emily Dickinson.

Other recent engagements include Kanye West's operatic presentations of Nebuchadnezzar and Mary. She was also on the 2019-2020 roster of American Opera Project's Composers & the Voice fellowship program and has rejoined them for their 2021-2022 cycle.

Past seasons include performances as Hattie in the 2017 Pittsburgh Opera world premiere of The Summer King. During the 2014-2015 season she appeared as Rodelinda in Handel's Rodelinda and Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen. In 2013-2014 she appeared as High Priestess in Verdi's Aida, First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Eliza in Muhly's Dark Sisters, Mimi in the student matinee production of Puccini's La bohème, Countess Ceprano in Verdi's Rigoletto and Elisetta in Il matrimonio segreto. Other performances include Woman in a Hat and Duchess in The Ghosts of Versailles with Manhattan School of Music Opera Studio and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Martina Arroyo's Prelude to Performance.

Ms. Muhammad has sung background vocals for John Legend and Sharon Jones with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the Marvin Gaye What’s Going On tribute at Hollywood Bowl. She has also performed with Warren Haynes on the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Tour for two consecutive years. In addition to live performances, she has also recorded backing vocals for Karen O, Benjamin Booker, Kanye West, Warren Haynes, Kevin Morby, and Michael Kiwanuka.

Ms. Muhammad is a 2015-2016 Sullivan Foundation Award winner and 2015 Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition - First Place winner. In addition, she was a 2014-2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council District winner and received Encouragement Awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council-Pittsburgh District in 2013-2014 and 2012-2013. She also received a Commendation for Excellence from the 2014 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition.

Ms. Muhammad holds a masters degree in Voice from Manhattan School of Music and a bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.

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The Harlem Chamber Players to Mark 15th Anniversary and Black Music Month With HARLEM SONGFEST II

The Harlem Chamber Players will mark its 15th Anniversary and Black Music Month with a musical extravaganza Harlem Songfest II, celebrating Black opera singers and the music of Black composers, including women.

The Harlem Chamber Players to Present HARLEM SONGFEST II in June

The Harlem Chamber Players will mark its 15th Anniversary and Black Music Month with a musical extravaganza Harlem Songfest II, celebrating Black opera singers and the music of Black composers, including women, on Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

The Harlem Chamber Players Will Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary With Opera This Black Music Month

The Harlem Chamber Players  will mark its 15th Anniversary and Black Music Month with a musical extravaganza Harlem Songfest II, celebrating Black opera singers and the music of Black composers, including women, on Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

The American Opera Project Presents FIRST GLIMPSE: SONGS FROM THE GREAT ROOM

The American Opera Project announces the online release of First Glimpse : Songs from the Great Room, a concert of World Premiere songs recorded in May 2022 in Brooklyn, NY.

Exclusive: Watch 'No One Does It For Us' From PBS' INTIMATE APPAREL Live Capture

BroadwayWorld has exclusively shared a video clip of Great Performances' upcoming live capture of the recent Off-Broadway production of Intimate Apparel. In 'No One Does It For Us,' Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown) and Mayme (Krysty Swann) imagine a world in which they can achieve their dreams for the future. 

VIDEO: PBS Shares First Look at Filmed INTIMATE APPAREL

PBS has shared a first look video of the filmed capture of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Intimate Apparel. Set in turn of the century New York, GREAT PERFORMANCES 'Intimate Apparel' tells the story of Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown), a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing corsets and ladies' undergarments.

INTIMATE APPAREL to Premiere on PBS in September

Set in turn of the century New York, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown), a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing corsets and ladies’ undergarments. Featuring a libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her play, and music by Ricky Ian Gordon, the opera is directed by Bartlett Sher.

Original Musical MARIAN Will Have Private Industry Readings This Week

Liquid Theatre Collective and Randy Donaldson, Executive Producer, will present two (2) private industry readings of MARIAN, an original musical based on the life of world-renowned contralto, Marian Anderson.

AOP Concert Of World Premiere Songs Gives 'First Glimpse' of Emerging Composers and Librettists

The American Opera Project announces First Glimpse : Songs from the Great Room, a live concert of World Premiere songs written by the current composers and librettists of Composers & the Voice, the groundbreaking vocal-writing fellowship program that has been the starting point for some of today’s most recognized contemporary opera creators. 

Lincoln Center Theater's INTIMATE APPAREL Will Be Recorded This Week For PBS 'Great Performances'

Tonight's, Thursday, March 3, and the Saturday evening March 5 performances of Lincoln Center Theater's acclaimed production of the new opera Intimate Apparel will be recorded for future broadcast by Great Performances – on PBS as part of #PBSForTheArts – a multiplatform campaign that celebrates the arts in America. 

Review Roundup: INTIMATE APPAREL Opera at Lincoln Center Theater

Lincoln Center Theater's Intimate Apparel, a new opera with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and libretto by Lynn Nottage, based off of her play of the same name, and direction by Bartlett Sher just opened at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. 

The American Opera Project's Composers & The Voice Awarded Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

Through the generous sponsorship of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The American Opera Project (AOP) has been awarded a $270,000 Grant to support the 2021-23 cycle of renowned training program, Composers & the Voice (C&V).

The American Opera Project Announces Fellows For 11th Season Of Composers & The Voice Training Program

This year, 6 composers and 3 librettists have been selected to receive fellowships, including composers Gabrielle Herbst, J.E. Hernández, Raquel Acevedo Klein, Paul Pinto, Tidtaya Sinutoke and Ania Vu, and librettists Jeesun Choi, Isabella Dawis, and Troy Defour.

The American Opera Project Announces Presentation Of Five New Opera Scenes By Composers & The Voice Fellows

This September, The American Opera Project, one of America’s leading homes for the creation of original lyric theater, kicks off its 33rd season with premiere music from five distinctive new operas at an outdoor concert in its home neighborhood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Photo Flash: First Look at YARDBIRD from Pittsburgh Opera

Pittsburgh Opera will present the first-ever Pittsburgh performances of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, based on the life of legendary jazz musician, at its headquarters in the Strip District from April 10th through 22nd.

HERE Announces Winter/Spring 2021 In-Person and Online Programming

The OBIE-winning HERE has announced programming for its HERE There Everywhere winter and spring 2021 season. The season launches with the ninth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera | Theatre | Now (January 8–16), the premier global festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre which has been completely re-envisioned in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

The American Opera Project Presents MUSIC AS THE MESSAGE

This Sunday, November 8th at 4pm EST, The American Opera Project will offer the first episode of Music as the Message: Of Thee I DREAM, conceived and hosted by soprano Adrienne Danrich, an online musical celebration for EVERYONE to lift up their voices toward healing, laughter, joy, inspiration and most importantly, community.

The American Opera Project Announces FIRST GLIMPSE, A Video Album

The American Opera Project announces First Glimpse, a video album of 20 songs created during the first year of AOP’s 2019-21 cycle of Composers & the Voice, the groundbreaking fellowship program that has been the starting point for many of today’s most recognized contemporary operas and artists.

The American Opera Project Announces WORKING WOMEN: Songs Of Suffering and Suffrage Online Tour

Working Women connects the women of World War I, the women who fought for suffrage, and the women of today through the power of song, using archival footage alongside documentary-style music videos by filmmaker Lesley Steele.

Photo Flash: First Look at LCT's INTIMATE APPAREL Directed by Bartlett Sher

Lincoln Center Theater will present Intimate Apparel, a new opera with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her critically acclaimed play. The opera, directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, will begin previews tonight, February 27 and open on Monday, March 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

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