Just back from New York, where I had the time of my life composing 5 new pieces with 5 new collaborators for 5 brilliant singer-actors as part of the 2011 Composer-Librettist Studio at New Dramatists. The studio began with several days of collaborative and team-building exercises, followed by work on music-theater principals. Then, we were off to the races– composers and librettists were paired up, a new team every 2 days, with material being turned around every 48 hours, culminating in a final presentation on Feb 28th. Thanks to all the brilliant and talented artists for making this a truly amazing experience!