Mickie Wadsworth is a soprano and composer based in Upstate New York. They have written works for solo instrument, voice, electronics, small chamber and large ensembles. In their music they work to discover the impact of music both within and outside of a poetic context. Additionally they advocate for the creation of gender inclusive vocal repertoire and operatic roles. They have collaborated with a variety of living poets and librettists including Angela Rebrec, Jamie Leigh Sampson, Julia Black, and Briah Luther. Wadsworth’s commissions include works for multimedia (podcasts and short films) as well as works for recitals. They have participated in several workshops and festivals including N.E.O. Voice Festival (2021), Art Song Lab (2020), and Electronic Music Midwest (2019).
Throughout their undergraduate degree they had the opportunity to participate in several reading sessions with revered soloists and ensembles such as Aurora Borealis, Holly Mulcahy, and Sarah Cahill. Additionally they have participated in a composition masterclass with Jake Heggie.
Mickie is currently pursuing their masters in Music Composition at Ohio University with a teaching assistantship where they are studying with Dr. Robert McClure. They graduated from The State University of New York at Fredonia with their B.M. in Music Composition in 2021. At Fredonia they studied privately with Dr. Andrew Martin Smith and Jamie Leigh Sampson.
Most recently their work Lake Song was published in NewMusicShelf Anthology of New Music: Trans & Non-binary Voices, Vol. 1.
Outside of performing and composing Mickie spends their free time running and hiking, where they find a large amount of inspiration for their artistic endeavors.