Guest Artists

Alicia Hall Moran

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Dive In by Leigh Webber


Alicia Hall Moran is a multi-dimensional Artist who sings, composes, writes, and educates between the genres of Opera, Art, Theater, Chamber Music, and Jazz. Known for her concert works like Breaking Ice: Battle of the Carmens; the motown project; and Black Wall Street: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (hosted by Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the Arturo L. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and New York Public Library, National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY), Site SantaFe, Federal Hall on New York City’s historic Wall Street for River To River Festival, New Mexico Jazz Festival, and the global Open Society Foundation, Moran’s also brought forth co-productions like Two Wings, The Music of Black America in Migration originally commissioned for Carnegie Hall, Bleed created for the Whitney Biennial, Work Songs commissioned by Venice Biennial, and Chantal, premiering at Washington National Opera in 2022 with frequent collaborator, pianist Jason Moran. Her Broadway actress debut was in the Tony Award-winning Porgy and Bess. She starred as ‘Bess for the 20-city American tour. Moran then recorded two acclaimed studio albums Heavy Blue and Here Today, highlighting her composition and arranging. She holds two degrees (B.M. Music from Manhattan School of Music and B.A. Music from Barnard College, concentrating in Anthropology) and was named Inaugural Chamber Music Artist in Residence at Frost School of Music at University of Miami, a Juilliard Creative Associate, and Jerome Hill Artist Fellow. Previous and ongoing collaboration across the fine arts includes roles in works of art by luminaries including Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Tania León, Adam Pendleton, Carrie Mae Weems, Ragnar Kjartansson, James Moore, Gabriel Kahane, Yosvany Terry, and many other impactful visual artists, choreographers, and musicians worldwide.