Discipline: Music Composition

Shaina Taub

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2012

Shaina Taub's folk opera, The Daughters, was a Richard Rodgers Award Finalist. Her concert work includes a Lincoln Center solo debut in the acclaimed American Songbook series, as well as residencies at Ars Nova and Rockwood Music Hall. Taub has independently released two EPs and a full-length album, Visitors, and played a year-long residency of monthly shows at the Public Theater's Joe's Pub in 2017.

Her play, Suffs, was featured in MacDowell's Winter-Spring 2022 Newsletter.

The long-awaited musical “Suffs” by composer Shaina Taub (12) takes audiences through the numerous triumphs and hardships of the American Suffragette movement in the early 1900s leading up to the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Originally set to be released on the centennial of the amendment’s passing in 2020, the piece has come to fruition after eight years of writing, rewriting, pandemic delays, and content adjustments to reflect the current political and social justice climate in the United States. Taub worked with a fierce team of creators to demonstrate the stories of the ‘founding mothers’ who fought persistently and unapologetically for women’s right to vote. “Suffs” opened April 6, 2022 at The Public Theatre in New York with an extended run through May.



Shaina Taub worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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