Kenyon College

Faye Chiao


Faye Chiao is an award-winning composer of musical theater, opera, and concert music. Chiao has been honored with awards from The Presser Foundation, The Puffin Foundation and OPERA America.  Recent performances include: The Secret Code of Mary Bowser [Pittsburgh Festival Opera, PA]; Rhyme & Punishment (book and lyrics by Anton Dudley) [Playwrights Realm, NY and American Dream Theater, VA]; The Clinic (book & lyrics by Anton Dudley) [Prospect Theater, NY]. With Anton Dudley, Chiao is working on a family opera commissioned by Houston Grand Opera, and an original family musical currently in development with New Victory Theater’s Labworks. Chiao is a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop, BMI’s Composing for the Screen Film Scoring Program, and holds degrees from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

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