We are impressed by the musical excellence and the skillful way Mr. Geter interweaves classical, gospel, spiritual, and other musical styles in service of the text.
— Steve Wenig, Vice President and General Manager, Oregon Symphony

Who is Damien Geter?

Composer Damien Geter infuses classical music with various styles from the black diaspora to create music that furthers the cause for social justice.

Also a professionally trained, classical singer, Damien's 2019-2020 season includes appearances with the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Eugene Opera, Resonance Ensemble, and Third Angle New Music. His most recent composition, The Talk: Instructions for Black Children When They Interact with the Police, was premiered with Resonance Ensemble in June 2019.

Damien is thrilled about the production of An African American Requiem, in partnership with Resonance Ensemble and the Oregon Symphony (premiering May 2020).

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