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Michael Mohammed is an opera and theatre artist and scholar whose interests lie at the intersection of expression and identity. He received his doctorate from the Music and Music Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. He works as the Director of the Musical Theatre Ensemble at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is also on the faculty of San José State University, the American Conservatory Theater, and the San Francisco Community Music Center. He is currently the Scholar-In-Residence at Opera Parallèle, developing resources for sustainable social change through opera. Additionally, he is on the working teams of the Black Opera Research Network and the Research Riff.
He has co-created multiple projects for Amplified Opera, a Toronto based company that places equity-seeking artists at the center of public discourse. Recent directing credits includeCarmen(Festival Opera),A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder(Lamplighters Music Theatre), andThe Merry Widow(Pocket Opera).