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

2024 Calendar


February 18

Two new arts songs premiered by Jocelyn Claire Thomas and Zachary Lenox on the Heart of Humanity series. Review here.

March 2

World premiere of Eclipse for orchestra, commissioned by the Rogue Valley Symphony for the Youth Symphony of S. Oregon.

March 3

Performance of Your Beauty Is My Beauty at Plymouth Church, Seattle by Ibidunni Ojikutu, Amy Van Mechelen, and Joe Williams. Watch the world premiere recording (2023) HERE.

March 26

Grants Pass High School Orchestra will perform Undertow (commissioned by the Rogue Valley Symphony in 2023) at Carnegie Hall, NYC.

April 18-21

Clinician/Instructor for the composers symposium of the Youth Symphony Festival, Newport Oregon.

April 24-28

Oregon Fringe Festival presents Six Feet Apart.

June 3-8

Booth at World Opera Forum and Opera America Conference in Los Angeles, California to present new works.

June 23

World premiere of our third opera, Dreams Have No Borders. Tickets on sale HERE.

Fall 2024

Workshop for a new production of our second opera, Tango of the White Gardenia.