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Faye Chiao


song written for Lina Li

Faye Chiao is a 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 Zeider’s Theater, VA]; The Clinic (book & lyrics by Anton Dudley) [Prospect Theater, NY].

With Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Chiao is currently working on a full length musical based on the life of children's book author Dare Wright. With Anton Dudley, Chiao is working Katie: The Strongest of the Strong, a family opera telling the story of real-life strong woman Katie Sandwina commissioned by Houston Grand Opera, and Baba Yaga and the Firebird, an original family musical currently in development with New Victory Theater’s Labworks.

Chiao is a member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theater Workshop and holds degrees from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.