Conductor and HIWC Alumna & Faculty – The Dallas Opera
The 2022/2023 season marks several important mainstage debuts for Maestra Askren, including Des Moines Metro Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, and Opéra de Dijon. She has recently collaborated with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Opéra de Paris’ Academy, and the Paris Philharmonic’s La Maestra competition, as well as The Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors, of which she is both a proud alumna and Master Teacher. Her award-winning Transylvanian Opera Academy incorporates performance, personal development, and community outreach. She is also the creator of MaestraMagic!TM, an edutainment series on Dallasopera.TV introducing children to music and the arts. Maestra Askren is regularly invited as a guest speaker and moderator. Her TEDx talk, “Why Classical Music is the Wave of the Future”, garnered 3000+ views in 24 hours. She is published in three languages, and is regularly featured in American and European media.