Dan Shore

Assistant Professor of Theater
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Dan Shore joined Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2016 and is an instructor of music theory.

He is an opera composer and playwright whose many works for the stage include The Beautiful Bridegroom, An Embarrassing Position, Travel, Anne Hutchinson, Works of Mercy, and The Chorus Girl, as well as his most recent opera, Freedom Ride, which celebrates the civil rights movement. Shore has received commissions from Calliope’s Call, Musaica, Duo Cantabrigia, Rivers School Conservatory, Freisinger Chamber Orchestra, and Chicago Opera Theater.

An alumnus of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a Fulbright scholar, Shore 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, Malcolm Peyton, Scott Wheeler, Andy Pape, David Del Tredici, and Tina Howe. He has taught at Xavier University of Louisiana, Baruch College, and Emerson College, and serves as an accompanist for the Boston Ballet School. He is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild, and he is also the official page turner of Opera del West.

Shore divides his time between Boston, Massachusetts and Arlington, Virginia.

Professional Awards and Recognitions

  • Berklee Faculty Fellowship (2017)
  • Honoree, New Orleans Black Chorale (2014)
  • First Prize, National Opera Association’s Chamber Opera Competition (2013 and 2009)
  • Big Easy Entertainment Award (2011)
  • First Prize, Astoria Performing Arts Center Playwriting Contest (2005)

Recent Engagements

  • Freedom Ride Suite (Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, 2016)—Composer/Librettist
  • Two Songs About Cats, song cycle (the Rivers School Conservatory, 2016)—Composer
  • Song of the Open Road, song cycle (Calliope’s Call, 2015)—Composer
  • Gold and Silver Moons, trio (National Flute Association Convention, 2015)—Composer
  • Anne Hutchinson, opera (Intermezzo Opera, 2014)—Composer


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