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Amy C Scurria, Composition

Amy C Scurria

I am currently working on a full length opera in collaboration with author, Carol Gilligan, Jonathan Gilligan and grammy nominated conductor, Sara Jobin.

Please note: Amy has left the "Music" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  046 Mary Duke Biddle Music Building
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3300
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:


MMusPeabody Conservatory of Music1998
BMusRice University1995

Research Interests: Women's Studies, Opera, Stravinsky, Debussy

I am currently working on a full length opera with Carol Gilligan, author of In a Different Voice, Krya, and The Birth of Pleasure), Jonathan Gilligan, and grammy nominated conductor Sara Jobin. The opera, Pearl, is based on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and presents itself as a modern look at feminism and gender truth and equality in the face of a patriarchal society.

Current projects:

Pearl, an opera in two acts; Libretto by Carol and Jonathan Gilligan, Multi-media project, Commission for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for full orchestra, Commission for LongLeaf Opera, Work for Alarm Will Sound
Areas of Interest:

Women Composers
Orchestral music
Choral and Vocal music


scurria • composer • woman • opera • orchestra • choral • choir • orchestral • contemporary • female

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Amy Scurria, What the Soul Remembers (2009), Adamo Press [html]  [abs]
  2. Amy Scurria, Esperanza Rising (2009), Adamo Press [html]  [abs]
  3. Amy Scurria, La Loba (2008), Adamo Press [html]  [abs]
  4. Amy Scurria, Tiamat (2008), Adamo Press [html]  [abs]
  5. Amy Scurria, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (2008), Adamo Press [html]  [abs]
Selected Commissions

  1. Philadelphia Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra, 2002, Philadelphia, PA and Minneapolis, MN [htm]    
  2. What the Soul Remembers, 2009, Fort Wayne, IN [html]    
  3. Esperanza Rising, 2009 [html]    
  4. Private Commission at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 2005, Bryn Mawr, PA    
  5. Youth Pro Musica, March 30, 2003, Boston, MA [forum.aspx]    
  6. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 2003, Bryn Mawr, PA    
  7. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 2002, Bryn Mawr, PA    
  8. Vermont Youth Orchestra, May, 2002, The Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester, VT    
  9. Private Commission, 2001, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA    
  10. SHE Choir, 2001, New York, NY    
  11. Shepherd College Concert Choir, 2001, Shepherd College, WV    
  12. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 1999, Brazil    
  13. Private Commission, 1994, Houston, TX    

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