Episode 12: Voicing Across Distance Podcast
The latest episode of Masi's pandemic-era podcast on vocal sound features Dr. Brian Herrera (Princeton) and Diane Robinson (Chicago Voice Center). Episode 12: Thinking Voice, the Vocal Flourish and Latinx Musicals, Gender-Affirming Vocal Expression.
Zora Neale Hurston's SPUNK
A virtual reading of Zora Neale Hurston's 1935 play, to which Masi contributed original music, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, streamed in Roundabout Theatre Company's Refocus Project series, May 14-17, 2021.
Kaplan Institute Fellowship
Masi has been selected as a 2021-22 Faculty Fellow at the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University, to continue her research on black women, voice, and musicals.
Wheels Off With Rhett Miller
The wonderful alternative country/rock singer, songwriter, and musician Rhett Miller (Old 97's) recently interviewed Masi on his podcast about the creative life.
Reflections of Us Speaker Series
Masi spoke with Dr. Derrick Fox, University of Nebraska Omaha Director of Choirs and his choral students, on making a life in music, facing imposter syndrome, finding inspiration and pride in one’s work as an artist.
Women to Watch on Broadway
Masi is named in the 2021 list of rising female leaders in the theatre from the Broadway Women's Fund, Broadway's first impact investing fund. The theatre professionals on the list were selected by the Broadway Women's Fund leadership and advisory board, which includes Rachel Chavkin, Lynn Ahrens, Chita Rivera, Alia Jones Harvey, Theresa Rebeck, and Rachel Sussman, among others.
New Scholarly Article
"Vocal Colour in Blue: Early Twentieth-Century Black Women Singers as Broadway's Voice Teachers" by Masi Asare has been published in the academic journal Performance Matters in a special issue on Sound Acts curated by Patricia Herrera, Marci R. McMahon, and Caitlin Marshall.
Creative Practice Workshop
Masi led her well-received pandemic-era workshop "Sustaining Your Artist Spirit," on keeping a creative practice even in challenging circumstances, for the Dramatist Guild Institute's National Teach-In for Art & Healing.
Michael R. Jackson Panel at Northwestern
February 25, 2021
Delighted to co-host this distinguished panel with Pulitzer prize winning composer/writer Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop), Northwestern School of Communication Dean E. Patrick Johnson, Professor Miriam Petty, and director Lili-Anne Brown.
The Visceral Voice Podcast
January 11, 2021
Masi was a guest speaker on The Visceral Voice podcast, hosted by Christine Schneider and Kimberly Doreen Burns, in a dedicated episode on "The Voice of the Dramatist."
St. Mark's School Litfest
The virtual Literary Festival at St. Mark's School in Dallas, Texas welcomed Masi as a Guest Writer over two days in January, alongside distinguished writers and artists including Lauren Groff, Bob Hass, Rhett Miller, and Calvin Watkins.