Artistic director and Performer
Anne Harley BA (Yale College); MMus (Boston University); Opera Certificate (Boston University Opera Institute); DMA (Boston University) is an award-winning performer-scholar and an educator based in Claremont, CA, where she teaches at Scripps College. Born in Toronto, Anne Harley moved to the US to study comparative literature at Yale University and then to Boston, where she trained in voice and opera performance at Boston University, eventually completing her doctorate there in Historical Performance. Since 2009, she teaches voice, music history and interdisciplinary humanities at Scripps College, and specializes in performing music from challenging and ground-breaking contemporary composers as well as music from early oral and written traditions in Europe, America and Russia.

She has premiered, performed and recorded works by contemporary composers Evan Ziporyn, John Adams, Lee Hoiby, Louis Andriessen, Peter Eotvös and John Harbison, Jodi Goble, Christine Southworth, Moshe Shulman, Yii Kah Hoe and Chaipruck Mekara, among others. She performs in North America, Europe and Asia and has appeared as soloist with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (Angels in America), Opera Boston (Nixon in China), American Repertory Theatre (Oedipus), Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Camerata, and at the Banff Centre for the Arts and at the Tanglewood Festival.

Her solo performances are available on Hänssler Profil, Naxos, Sony Classics, Canteloupe, Musica Omnia, einKlang and BMOP/sound, among others. For more information, see



agocsKati Agócs, composer of Divani Hayati







Bill Alves, composer of Therigatha







Richard Cornell, composer of Völuspá [working title]


holmanDerek Holman, composer of Revelations of Julian of Norwich







Joan Huang, composer of Songs of Nüdan








Emilie Lebel, composer of You Moving Stars







Marjorie Merryman, composer of Snowflakes, Blossoms: Friends of the Way







Karola Obermüller, composer of Psalms of the Sisters [working title]






Pablo Ortiz, composer of Teresa of Avila [working title]


shulman1Moshe Shulman, composer of Shir Ha Shirim,  and  Seven Prophetesses







Chinary Ung, c0mposer of Therigatha Inside Aura [working title]



Yii Kah Hoe, composer of The Secret Book on the Inner Elixir as Transmitted by Sun Bu’er (Sun Bu’er yuanjun chuanshu dandao mishu)  and Forest Threnody