ATHE Conference Presentation

Fri 8/6 @ 2:30pm ET

Masi will be in conversation with Dr. Fred Moten about the relevance of his acclaimed scholarly work for musical theatre studies, as part of a session on anti-racist study in musical theatre at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in August.

Zora Neale Hurston's SPUNK

May 2021

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.

Episode 12: Voicing Across Distance Podcast

June 2021

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.

Kaplan Institute Fellowship

April 2021

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

April 2021

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

April 2021

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

March 2021

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

February 2021

"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

February 2021

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.