Celeste OramNZ/USAMusic2018

Celeste is a composer and musician from Aotearoa New Zealand, currently based in San Diego. The daughter of a musical theatre performer and a journalist, her work seeks to synthesize a journalist’s studied questioning of complex issues with music theatre’s capacity for vibrant, joyful communication. She is pursuing a PhD in music composition at the University of California San Diego, and holds a BMus(Hons)BA from the University of Auckland. A lifelong choral musician, she is assistant director of the San Diego Women’s Chorus.