About the Anthology
Curated by writer and singer Aiden K. Feltkamp, this collection of 21 works for solo voice and piano accompaniment is ideal for trans and nonbinary singers looking for repertoire written by their community, teachers searching for exciting new repertoire for their studios, presenters expanding the diversity of their programming, and singers of any ability or gender seeking out new works. The anthology spans genres, including Western classical art song, opera, musical theatre, and singer-songwriter.
These works, all of which were composed in the 21st century, represent a broad range of compositional styles from composers living and writing today, and were curated for beginner through advanced singers of all vocal ranges. All songs are available for transposition into any key by request.
Songs in this volume
|Composer||Song Title||Author of Text||Year Composed|
|Keith Allegretti||"Breathe" from Good Country||Cecelia Raker||2019|
|Penrose Allphin||Open-Mouthed Gemini||Morgan Ureña||2019|
|Adam Burnette||Spätherbst||Hermann Allmers||2013|
|Griffin Candey||Foxes||Anastasia Pennington-Flax||2019|
|Nell Shaw Cohen||Fallen Star||Mashuq Mushtaq Deen||2017, rev. 2020|
|Rosśa Crean||Solitaire||Amy Lowell||2019|
|Rylan Gleave||Walrus||Elizabeth Foster||2020|
|Grey Grant||"Prelude" from Michigan Trees: A Guide to the Trees of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region||Grey Grant||2019|
|Leo Hurley||"Chapel Hill Gets Lonely" from The Body Politic||Charles Osborne||2016|
|Dana Kaufman||"To my mother's closet", Caitlyn's Aria from Cycle Kardashian||Tom Swift||2017|
|Melissa Li||"Loser Dumplings" from Interstate||Melissa Li & Kit Yan||2016|
|Tony Manfredonia||Your Heart||Aiden K. Feltkamp||2018|
|Pax Ressler||Love Song for Me||Pax Ressler||2019|
|Hope Salmonson||"At a Dinner Party" from Three Amy Levy Songs||Amy Levy||2019|
|Isaac Schankler||"With Such Teeth" from Sharp||Jillian Burcar||2007|
|Ashley Seward||Let the Little Birds Sing||Edna St. Vincent Millay||2020|
|brin solomon||And Still the Last Abandoned Angel Sings (Hallel)||brin solomon||2020|
|Mickie Wadsworth||Lake Song||Angela Rebrec||2020|
|Yoshi Weinberg||Captain of my Soul||William Ernest Henley||2018|
|LJ White||Labor Day||Erika Meitner||2012|
|Thomas Yee||"The Smoke Curls into the Sky" from Eva and the Angel of Death||Aiden K. Feltkamp||2019|
Griffin Candey: Foxes
Grey Grant: "Prelude" from Michigan Trees: A Guide to the Trees of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region
Yoshi Weinberg: Captain of My Soul
LJ White: Labor Day
About the Curator
Aiden K. Feltkamp (they/he) began their musical life at the age of 5 playing a quarter-size cello and now they’re "upending preconceptions about voice and gender" (New York Times) as a trans nonbinary writer and specialist in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Aiden’s operatic libretti center marginalized characters, and span the serious and the ridiculous, the real and the surreal. Their work includes a queer sequel to Don Giovanni, an homage to Clara Schumann, a vignette of an old married couple on Long Island, and Holocaust remembrance art. Their libretti have been commissioned by Albany Symphony, Cantus, The University of Texas at Austin, The Emily Dickinson Museum at Amherst College, and the International Museum of Surgical Science. They also write science fiction, poetry, and educational non-fiction. Most recently, their work has been published in Crêpe & Penn, Bait/Switch, and NewMusicBox.
Aiden began as a mezzo-soprano specializing in Baroque opera and new music. Now they wrangle composers and administrators as the Director of Emerging Composers and Diversity for American Composers Orchestra. They hold degrees from Hofstra University and Bard College Conservatory of Music, and a certification in DEI from Cornell University. They live in Jersey City with their partner, cat, two parrots, and robot dog.
You can find them online as @TransCherubino and at www.aidenkimfeltkamp.com.