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Hi, I’m Drew Swatosh (they/them) an autistic, non-binary composer, vocalist, and engraver based in Vancouver, WA. I come from a background in arts-integrated education and write music that’s informed, interdisciplinary, and eclectic.

I most often compose vocal music including art songs, opera, and choral music, but projects have included some chamber music, electroacoustic music, and an in-progress wind ensemble work. Some of my work writing for singers includes how to write for singers who identify as trans/non-binary.

I use composing as a means of processing the world around me which includes social justice, intersectional feminism, climate change, and grief. One of my favorite things is working with performers during the compositional process and integrating their musical and non-musical interests into the work.

As a singer, I advocate for repertoire by historically excluded composers and enjoy singing both solo and choral repertoire. Here are some of my favorite works I have sung.

Feel free to reach out with any questions, a friendly hello, or to discuss a potential collaboration and I look forward to being in touch!

Current Projects

Performance/Premieres

| Feb. 11-12, 2023

NATS Cascade Chapter Classical Voice Competition; February 12th-13th, 2023 TBD; Portland State University, Portland, OR

| Feb. 25-26, 2023

Puccini’s Messa di Gloria with the Vancouver Symphony, Portland Symphonic Choir, February 25, 2023 @ 7:00pm & February 26, 2023 @ 3:00pm; Skyview High School, Vancouver, WA

| May 7, 2023

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland Symphonic Choir, May 7 4:00pm; Arlene Snitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR