REACTIVATING MEMORY SYMPOSIUM
Fri 9/10 @ 9:45am ET
Masi will share music and comments about the iconic 1921 musical Shuffle Along in a lecture-perfomance ("Songs of Shuffle Along") at a virtual symposium with Princeton University on Fri 9/10 at 9:45am ET. Free and open to the public.
Fri 8/20 @ 6pm ET
Masi will play and sing a set of her original songs for the theatre in a free outdoor concert Friday 8/20 at 7pm in Times Square, NYC in the Broadway Buskers concert series. Guitarist Matt Wong will join her for several selections.
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
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
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
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.