Entries by Courtenay Casey


FERUS FESTIVAL 2016     Jan 14-17, 2016: VisionIntoArt is thrilled to present the 3rd annual FERUS Festival, designed to showcase and incubate new projects, in our new home as the development branch of National Sawdust. A four-day extravaganza of new music, theater, and visuals, FERUS features discoveries from innovative international and local artists.   […]

VIA Records Releases David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s Dog Days

VIA Records is proud to announce the release of the original cast recording of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s critically acclaimed opera Dog Days! This groundbreaking opera by “one of the most exciting composer-librettist teams working in opera today” (The Wall Street Journal) wowed audiences and critics alike when it premiered in 2012 by […]

Honoring Our Dear Friend, Jill Steinberg

We are honored to announce that our dear friend and champion, Board Chair, and favorite photographer Jill Steinberg has been elected to the Board of OPERA America, the national, nonprofit service organization for the opera field. As a photographer, Jill has a unique perspective on the behind the scenes workings of small and emerging performing […]

Thank You Ferus Artists

I had it all wrong. That’s what I felt when I came out of the Ferus Festival last week. I had it ALL wrong. Trained as an opera singer, I felt that the only way I could truly express myself was by creating sound in a very particular manner. i.e- sit up tall, shoulders back, hips […]

The Art of Commissioning

Earlier this Fall, I indulged in one of my favorite activities as an artistic administrator—I got to hear a new piece of music that my company commissioned. It was my 2nd music commission I heard in my 9 months with VIA (check out CAPTURE RELEASE by Daniel Wohl) but nearly my 20th in my career. […]