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Philip Seward

Composer, Creator of NMI's MUSIC LAB

Philip Seward lists among his operatic and musical works, Nimue (2007, Edinburgh); Downtown (2007, Stages Festival Chicago); Sincerely Yours (2003); Juan Peron’s Hand (2002, Northtown Arts Center); High Fidelity (1998, Chicago Humanities Festival and 1999, Merkin Hall, New York); Spreading The News (1998, North Park University); Hans Brinker (1994, Theatre Building Chicago, recipient of several Jeff Citations and an After Dark Award); youth operas African Stories (2007); A Noteworthy Tale (2002) and Stone Soup (2001), commissioned by Lyric Opera of Chicago; Blessing (2003, Lira Chamber Chorus); and Psalm 8 (1997) commissioned by the Lyric Opera Chapters. He is an Artist-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago, co-conductor of the Lira Ensemble of Chicago, music director at St. James Presbyterian Church, and serves as a free-lance conductor and performer for many ensembles, musicals and operas.