Composer in Residence Program


The Composer in Residence Program is a multifacited two-year project that is currently planned for the ASO 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons. It includes performances, education, and outreach components.

The ASA chose Chris Rogerson after an election committee of composers from our community partners. In the winter of 2019, Schools worked closely with Music Director Diane Wittry in a process that included public presentations of three finalists and a round of votes from community members.

The Composers Summer Workshop sessions will be facilitated by a group of renowned, locally-based composers and faculty members known as the Allentown Symphony Composers Consortium, whom have been involved with the Composer in Residence initiative since its inception.

CLICK HERE to view the worksop schedule

CLICK HERE to register for our Composers Summer Workshop




CLICK HERE to view Diane Wittry's interview with Chris Rogerson, Composer-in-Residence


CHRIS ROGERSON