Kamala Sankaram has been praised as “strikingly original” (NY Times) and “new voice from whom we will surely be hearing mBore” (LA Times). Recent commissions include Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Memphis, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Awards, grants, and residencies include Jonathan Larson Award, NEA ArtWorks, MAP Fund, Opera America, NY IT Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, the Civilians, HERE, the MacDowell Colony, and the Watermill Center. Her opera THUMBPRINT premiered in the 2014 PROTOTYPE Festival, was featured on NPR and Agence France Presse, among others, and has received productions at LA Opera and Opera Ithaca. Her upcoming season includes premieres at Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Ithaca, and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC. Dr. Sankaram holds a Ph.D. from the New School, is on the composition faculty at SUNY Purchase, and was recently named Co-Artistic Director of Experiments in Opera.