Discipline: Music Composition

Jeanine Tesori

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2020

Jeanine Tesori’s Broadway credits include Fun Home, Violet, Caroline or Change, Shrek The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Twelfth Night (Lincoln Center Theater), and John Guare’s A Free Man of Color. Tesori also collaborated with Tony Kushner on Mother Courage starring Meryl Streep at the Delacorte. Her opera credits include A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck (libretto, Tony Kushner; Glimmerglass) and The Lion, the Unicorn and Me (libretto, J. D. McClatchy; Washington National Opera), as well as the upcoming Blue (libretto, Tazewell Thompson, Glimmerglass) and a commission from the Metropolitan Opera. Her songs are featured in the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls. She is the co-founder of A Broader Way, an arts empowerment program for girls from underserved communities; the founding artistic director of Encores! Off-Center; and a lecturer in music at Yale University and Columbia University. Some of her upcoming works include Soft Power at The Public Theater.


Delta Omicron

Jeanine Tesori worked in the Delta Omicron studio.

Delta Omicron Studio was funded by members of the international musical fraternity in 1927. The building design is somewhat medieval in character, with an unusual cedar shingle pattern, a steeply pitched slate roof, intersecting gables, and small windows. After a 2016 deep-energy renovation, Delta Omicron is now one of the most energy efficient studio on the property…

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