Composer in Residence
Composer Anson Olds grew up in the Berkshires and lives in Great Barrington, Mass. He has studied composition with Steve Murray, Andrew Bonacci and Scott Blanchard. As a student at Westfield State University he was the recipient of the Kenneth Manzer award in music. He has composed music for solo voice, chamber music for strings and for percussion ensemble. His premiers with Berkshire Lyric include a setting for a cappella chorus of Ubi Caritas in 2019 and Lullaby, written for Melodious Accord in 2019. Anson also presents an online theory and rudiment course for Berkshire Lyric singers.