B i o g r a p h y
Doris Lang Kosloff, a native of Brooklyn, New York, has held many prominent positions in the field of opera. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Queens College (The Aaron Copland School of Music) of the City University of New York, and holds a Master of Music degree from the Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts, and was graduated first in her class.
In November, 2005, Doris Lang Kosloff was appointed ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of OPERA CONNECTICUT (formerly Connecticut Concert Opera). She has served as the Executive Director of the Hartford Conservatory (the nation's oldest community music school), the Artistic Director and Managing Director of the Connecticut Opera and the Waterbury Opera Theatre.
In 2009, Ms. Kosloff created the highly acclaimed AMERICAN OPERA IDOL competition, which continues to draw new audiences to opera.
In December, 2009, she was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of Miami Lyric Opera.
Ms. Kosloff is the Director of the Vocal Studies Division of the Hartt School, University of Hartford, where she also serves as the Director of the Hartt Opera Theater.
From 1990-2005 she was a Professor of Music and the Director of the Opera Studio at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Ms. Kosloff's active guest conducting career includes guest appearances with the Syracuse Opera, Orlando Opera, Hartford Ballet, Southern Ballet Theatre, and Opera Columbus, Treasure Coast Opera and Miami Lyric Opera.
A frequent speaker and workshop director, Ms. Kosloff wrote the libretto for the critically acclaimed children's opera GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS, which was created under a grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Her article, "The Woman Opera Conductor; Personal Perspective," was published in The Musical Woman: An International Perspective, Volume I (Greenwood Press).
Ms. Kosloff is the conductor of contemporary chamber orchestra works on many compact discs. She was Music Director and Conductor for the world premiere of THE VILLAGE (an opera based on factual events of the Holocaust) which premiered in March of 1995 in New York. She was the 1994 recipient of the Choral Society Silver Jubilee Award, awarded to "a distinguished graduate" of the Queens College music program. She recorded a symphonic disk with the Czech Radio Philharmonic, released in 2000.