Megan Schubert, soprano, has performed music by Stockhausen for an audience under umbrellas in a torrential downpour for Make Music New York; world premieres at Carnegie Hall; with robots while locked inside a Van de Graaff Generator at Boston’s Museum of Science; on a bike flying by the audience in an installation piece at McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn; in a giant potato sack while video was projected onto her frontside at Webster Hall; for inmates at a maximum security prison in Ossining, NY; with puppets at E 4th Street Fab! Fest; for Elliot Carter at a celebration of his 100th birthday; shared the stage on multiple occasions with such luminaries as Meredith Monk, Bang On a Can, and with many ensembles championing art music and experimental jazz of today.
In recent years, Schubert sang in the premieres of large works by Sasha Zamler-Carhart, Robert Ashley, Luigi Nono (with Ekmeles), Georges Aperghis, Bernard Rands, James Ilgenfritz, Sonia Megías, Jenny O. Johnson, Nick Hallett, and Kitty Brazelton; a set of premieres at Symphony Space produced by Inhyun Kim's Ear to Mind; and in new productions of operas by Denman Maroney and Jason Cady. In the past season, she performed music with/by Nate Wooley for Anna Sperber's The Superseded Third; as soloist/musical accompaniment of Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacy's The Set Up with master of classical Cambodian dance, Proeung Chhieng and later in The Setup with Indonesian master performer I Nyoman Catra with music by Jonathan Bepler for River to River Festival; stepped in to perform an evil videogame character in Jonathan Mann’s Mario Opera; in Cally Spooner's And You Were Wonderful, On Stage; solo sets including her own music and works of Babbitt, Coltrane, Berio, Matt Fagen, Allen Shawn, Tom Lehrer, Hayes Biggs and Harold Meltzer at the Resonant Bodies Festival 2013 and 2014; a new work by Kristen Volness with Hotel Elefant at Roulette; and workshops of new operas composed by Guy Barash and Christian Frederickson at La Mama E.T.C. Schubert played small roles and sung for the soundtrack of the new Matthew Barney/Jonathan Bepler film, River of Fundament. She performed in the Bessie Award-winning Within Between by John Jasperse & Jonathan Bepler, and recently opened Jazztopad in Poland premiering Nate Wooley's Psalms from Hell.
Recent projects include Judd Greenstein's & Tracy K. Smith's Moses/Jacobs opera, shows at The Stone with EIO, James Ilgenfritz, and Nate Wooley, performances of The Set Up: Proeung Chhieng in Dijon, France, and workshops and performances of Kitty Brazelton's opera, The Art of Memory. Currently performing Tino Sehgal's "This You" in City Hall Park June 28-September 29, 2016. Canadian premiere of David Lang's "death speaks" September 9th as part of the Honens Festival in Calgary, AB. Guest performer on Sophia Subbayya Vastek's debut album (to be released later this year) singing John Cage's "She Is Asleep".
She assists Moog synthesizer pioneer, composer, conductor and pianist Gershon Kingsley and opera director Rhoda Levine, and holds degrees from Bennington College and Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Lucy Shelton. She co-founded the Avant Music Festival and co-curated years 2010-2015. She currently studies opera with tenor/actor Anthony Laciura (Boardwalk Empire, MET opera).
John Cage's 2. She is Asleep on Sophia Subbayya Vastek's new album (on Innova) to be released in May
Eve Beglarian's Songs From the River Project Volume III BRIM EP
Jenny Olivia Johnson's album "Don't Look Back" released on Innova
On Pauline Oliveros' "Teach Yourself to Fly" -- Sound American
In Meg Wilhoite's "The rise of chamber opera in New York City" --Bachtrack