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ELENNA SINDLER

Mezzo-Soprano/Composer

 
 

About

Elenna Sindler, born and raised in the Chicago area, is a student at Northwestern studying voice, composition, and gender studies.

As a performer-composer, she is committed to intersecting issues of gender-based violence in her art. In 2018, wrote and devised a performance piece for Collaboraction’s Peacebook festival, exploring how survivor’s of sexual violence navigate public transit. She is very excited to be bringing this piece to Infusion Productions in NYC this spring (2019). She also worked with Lucy Dhegrae at soundSCAPE (Cesena, Italy) and performed works by composers Jason Eckardt, Sean Jaeger, Marco Taralli, and Katherine Young. Currently, she is working on a commission from A Red Orchid Theatre to compose for their spring production of “The Killing Game,” by Eugene Ionesco.

Through the Chicago Academy for the Arts, she worked collaboratively on three 30-minute operas premiered by members of Ensemble Dal Niente, Quince, and Fonema Consort. As a high school student, she was a part of the Chicago Arts Initiative, where she premiered original compositions with the mentorship of Jesse Langen (Dal Niente) at music festivals EarTaxi, Omaha Under the Radar, at the Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Darmstadt, Germany) with Studio Musik Fabrik and at MCA Chicago with eighth blackbird. She has had the opportunity to work with opera director Joachim Schamberger and conductors Donald Nally (The Crossing), Stephen Alltop, Michael Lewanski (Dal Niente) and Matilda Hoffman (UC Davis). A versatile singer of many genres, she won a YoungArts Merit Award for Popular Voice and has performed at various venues in the Chicagoland area, such as Schubas, Wells Street Art Festival, and the Jazz Showcase, among others. She self-released a singer-songwriter album called When I Was in 2016.
 

About

Elenna Sindler, born and raised in the Chicago area, is a student at Northwestern studying voice, composition, and gender studies.

As a performer-composer, she likes to create works that bridge multiple genres and disciplines through a feminist lens. In 2018, she wrote and devised a performance piece for Collaboraction’s Theater's Peacebook festival, exploring how survivors of sexual violence navigate public transit. This piece was chosen by Infusion Productions to be performed in their Mother Moon Festival in NYC (spring 2019). As a composer with a love and background in theater, she has worked on multiple theater projects in the past year, including a commission to compose and music direct A Red Orchid Theatre's spring production,"Killing Game" by Eugene Ionesco. She is currently developing a vacuum cleaner opera installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) with absurdist director, dado, for the Storefront Project.

 

As a contemporary classical vocalist, she has worked with Lucy Dhegrae at soundSCAPE (Cesena, Italy) and performed works by composers Jason Eckardt, Sean Jaeger, Marco Taralli, and Katherine Young. She recently sang on a program of all women composers, featuring Kaija Saariaho and Meredith Monk, with local new music initiative NON-op: a company expanding current conceptions of opera. She also recently had the opportunity sing in the world premiere of Hannah Selin's "Six Narratives" with the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra. A versatile singer of many genres, she won a YoungArts Merit Award for Popular Voice and has performed at various venues in the Chicagoland area, such as Schubas, Wells Street Art Festival, and the Jazz Showcase, among others. She self-released a singer-songwriter album called When I Was in 2016. 

In her musical training at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, she worked collaboratively on three 30-minute operas premiered by members of Ensemble Dal Niente, Quince, and Fonema Consort. As a high school student, she was a part of the Chicago Arts Initiative, where she premiered original compositions with the mentorship of Jesse Langen (Dal Niente) at music festivals EarTaxi, Omaha Under the Radar, at the Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Darmstadt, Germany) with Studio MusikFabrik and at MCA Chicago with eighth blackbird. She has also has had the opportunity to work with opera director Joachim Schamberger and conductors Donald Nally (The Crossing), Stephen Alltop, Michael Lewanski (Dal Niente) and Matilda Hoffman (UC Davis). She is currently studying classical voice with Theresa Brancaccio.