About Matthew Aucoin

Matthew Aucoin is an American composer, conductor, writer, pianist, and a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. He is Artist in Residence at Los Angeles Opera, and has worked as a composer and conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the American Repertory Theater, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Music Academy of the West. He is co-Artistic Director of the American Modern Opera Company.

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Ojai Music Festival

The Ojai Music Festival has announced that the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC), founded by Matthew and director/choreographer Zack Winokur, will serve as Music Director for the 2022 festival.

AMOC has been hailed as “a creative incubator par excellence . . . where the boundaries between disciplines go to die” (The Boston Globe). The 2022 festival at Ojai will feature company members including Julia Bullock (soprano), Miranda Cuckson (violin/viola), Jay Campbell (cello), Bobbi Jene Smith (dancer/choreographer), and more.

The 2022 festival will take place on June 9–12 in Ojai, California.

Watch Matthew Aucoin and members of the AMOC discuss and perform his music for WBUR CitySpace.