Renée Favand-See, composer and mezzo-soprano, was born in York, Pennsylvania. She holds BM and MM degrees in composition from the Eastman and Yale Schools of Music, respectively. She has collaborated with numerous artists and ensembles including: Five Boroughs Music Festival; Sequitur; Lucy Shelton and Eighth Blackbird; PRISM Saxophone Quartet; American Opera Projects; Wet Ink Ensemble; Del Sol String Quartet; Peabody Trio; cellist Ha-Yang Kim; and many singers, including The Julians, Anna Haagenson, Hai-Ting Chinn, Jesse Blumberg, and Alissa Rose. Renée has written chamber, orchestral, and choral pieces, as well as music for video and dance, including collaborations with Michelle Fujii of Ten Tiny Dances, Electrogals, TRIP Dance Theatre, Group Motion, and video artist Christine Sciulli. Resonance Ensemble recently premiered a new choral work by Renée, which set poems of Wendell Berry. Renée is currently working on a new cycle of songs based on scientific texts for mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn. As a singer, Renée enjoys performing works by living composers; singing with Third Angle, Resonance Ensemble, Cappella Romana, and Oregon Catholic Press; and studying voice with the wonderful and wise Nancy Olson-Chatalas. She teaches composition at Portland State University and for summer programs including Young Musicians and Artists (YMA) and The Walden School.
Crazy Jane Misbehaves, 2013
Crazy Jane Collaborates, 2012
Flowed Land/only when I’m ready