Ethan Gans-Morse is a critically-acclaimed composer and producer based in Oregon. He is best known for composing and producing the opera The Canticle of the Black Madonna, which The Oregonian called “A huge achievement… generous, carefully crafted and supremely compassionate,” and which Oregon ArtsWatch hailed as “One of the most exciting developments of the arts season.” Recent commissions include the chamber operas Dreams Have No Borders and Tango of the White Gardenia, the oratorio Six Feet Apart: Stories of Resilience and Transformation, and the program symphony How Can You Own The Sky?

Performances drew unanimous critical praise, particularly for Gans-Morse’s choral writing…

Oregon Quarterly

2022 Calendar

February 22

Guest lecture at Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN about Six Feet Apart.

March 10-20

World premiere of Prayer to the Mother, a new art song featuring soprano Takesha Meshé Kizart-Thomas. Livestream tickets HERE.

May 3

Walla Walla Symphony performs How Can You Own The Sky?
Tickets available HERE.

May 18-21

Opera America national conference in Minneapolis, MN

May 23

World premiere of new commission for the Rogue Valley Symphony and the North Medford High School Wind Ensemble

Dates TBD

  • New work for the N.E.O. Voice Festival, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dreams Have No Borders chamber opera film premiere
  • Siletz Bay Music Festival