Sheila Silver
Composer

Biography
Sheila Silver’s (b. 1946, Seattle) compositions have been commissioned and performed internationally. Recent honors for her current opera based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, include: a 2014 Opera America Discovery Grant for Female Composers, funded by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; selection in Opera America’s 2016 New Works Forum and New Works Showcase concert; a 2015 NEA Opera Development grant through American Opera Projects; a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship; and a 2016 NYSCA Commission Award. She is Professor of Music at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. Her music is published by Lauren Keiser Music, Studio 4 Productions, and Argenta Music and is recorded on various labels. Her teachers include Gyorgy Ligeti, Arthur Berger, Harold Shapero, and Erhard Karkosckha.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
Opera Grants for Female Composers: Commissioning Grants2017
New Works Forum Showcase 2016
Opera Grants for Female Composers: Discovery Grants2014


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