PSU School of Music & Theater
Damien Geter is a 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.
Recent commissions include Resonance Ensemble, The Washington Chorus, Washington National Opera, Opera Theater Oregon, the University of Michigan, and All Classical Portland.
His large work, An African American Requiem will premiere in 2021 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 countries across the nation.
Damien currently serves as the Artistic Advisor for the social justice-focused award-winning vocal ensemble Resonance Ensemble and was recently (July 2020) named Artistic Advisor for Portland Opera.
The book he co-authored, Music in Context: An Examination of Western European Music Through a Sociopolitical Lens is available on Amazon, or directly from the publisher, Kendall Hunt.