Dan Shore is an opera composer and playwright whose many works for the stage include The Beautiful Bridegroom (first prize, National Opera Association’s Chamber Opera Competition), An Embarrassing Position (first prize, National Opera Association’s Chamber Opera Competition, and a Big Easy Entertainment Award), Travel (first prize, Astoria Performing Arts Center Playwriting Contest), Anne Hutchinson, The Chorus Girl, and the forthcoming Lady Orchid. His opera Freedom Ride, commissioned by Longue Vue House and Gardens, will premiere next year in New Orleans. Recent concert works include commissions from Musaica, Duo Cantabrigia, and the Freisinger Chamber Orchestra. An alumnus of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a Fulbright scholar, Dan holds a B.M. and M.M. from the New England Conservatory and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York. His teachers include Lee Hyla, Malcom Peyton, Scott Wheeler, Andy Pape, David Del Tredici, and Tina Howe. Former faculty at Baruch College, Emerson College, and the Boston Conservatory, Dan is an Assistant Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana, where he serves as Music Theory Coordinator and co-directs the Opera Workshop. Dan is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild, and he is also the official page turner of Opera del West.