Damien Geter

Damien Geter (he/him) is an acclaimed composer and diverse artist whose credits include performances ranging from the operatic stage to the television screen. As a composer, Damien infuses classical music with various styles from the black diaspora to create music that furthers the cause for social justice. 

Damien’s growing body of work includes chamber, vocal, and orchestral works. Some recent highlights include commissions for Washington National Opera (American Apollo), Resonance Ensemble (An African American Requiem), The Washington Chorus (Cantata for a Hopeful Tomorrow), Opera Theater Oregon (Invisible), the University of Michigan (The Justice Symphony), and All Classical Portland (Neo-Soul), and On-Site Opera. His large work, “An African American Requiem,” will premiere in 2022 in partnership with Resonance Ensemble and the Oregon Symphony. 

Also a professionally trained classical singer (bass), Damien has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, among other regional companies across the nation. 

Damien currently serves as the Artistic Advisor for Portland Opera and Resonance Ensemble.

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