Welcome to the website of DEBORAH KAVASCH.  Here you will find information about her work in new music composition and performance, including her List of Compositions, Opera, Discography, and special material on Extended Vocal Techniques.

DEBORAH KAVASCH (BMI), educator, composer, soprano, and specialist in extended vocal techniques, has received grants and residencies in composition and performance, has appeared in concert in major international music centers and festivals, and has had works commissioned and performed in North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, and China.  The London Symphony Orchestra recording of her Desert Storm was released in April 2023 on the Navona Records CD, Symphonic Chronicles No.1.

She has been described as a “multifaceted, multi-timbral vocalist” with “articulate radiance” (Los Angeles Times) and “astonishing range and agility” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and her compositions as “electrifying” (Synapse), “virtuosic sound picture” (Bremen Weser Kurier), and “psychological mood-painting, character-probing” (FANFARE). Kavasch is distributed by Forrests Music and recorded on Navona Records, Soundset Recordings, Cambria Recordings, Troppe Note Classical, Lovely Records, and Composers Recordings, Inc. She is Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Theory/Composition at California State University, Stanislaus, where she served as Department Chair from 2006-2016 and has been a faculty member since 1979.