Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Gabrielle Herbst

Gabrielle Herbst (b. 1986) is a composer, vocalist and educator. She seeks honesty and intimacy in her music. She’s received commissions from percussionist Ji Su Jung at the Yale School of music, Roulette and the Jerome Foundation, the Nouveau Classical Project, Duo Noir, Experiments in Opera, Fresh Squeezed Opera, and Magdalene as part of Prototype Festival 2020 in NYC. She’s been composer-in-residence at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, Exploring the Metropolis, Inc., Atlantic Center for the Arts, Avaloch Farms, and at Roulette where she developed her second opera, Ashes. She has had her compositions performed and premiered at venues including Roulette, National Sawdust, The Stone, Issue Project Room, HERE Arts Center, the National Guitar Society, MATA, and Lincoln Center Atrium. She released her debut album Sympathy on Software Recording Co. in 2015. Tour highlights included David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival, London, Pop Kultur Festival, Berlin, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, The Great Escape, Brighton, UK, Marfa Myths Festival, TX, SXSW, TX, The Wick presented by Pitchfork, and a series at Roulette curated by Meredith Monk. She released her sophomore album, Empty Me, on Double Double Whammy in 2018. She studied with Joan Tower, Marina Rosenfeld, and Zeena Parkins at Bard College, and recently graduated from the Yale School of Music where she studied composition with Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, and David Lang.

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Additional Links: 
Composed for the Nouveau Classical Project

I Have Worked With

  • January 2020

    Commissioned by the Prototype Festival, premiered at HERE Arts Center, NYC, 2019-2020

  • December 2018

    Commissioned by Fresh Squeezed Opera, premiered at Roulette, NYC, 2018-2019

  • October 2018

    Released second album, Empty Me, with record label Double Double Whammy, 2018

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Gabrielle
Job Title/Position: 
Composer, Singer
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 289
East Otis, MA 01029
Physical Address: 
621 Algerie Road
East Otis, MA 01029
Last Name: 
Herbst

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Composition
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Chamber
Music - New
Music - Opera
Music - Orchestral
Music - Pop / Rock
Year Founded: 
2009
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
M.M., Music Composition, May 2020, Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT
B.A., Music Composition and Voice, May 2009, Bard College, Annandale, NY
Awards: 
Received the Yale School of Music’s Ezra Laderman Prize in Composition, 2020
Received the Bard College Larry McLeod Award in Jazz, 2009

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Monitors, keyboard stand, PA, small table, mic stand
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
7

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Yale Teaching Fellow Program
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500