Laura Jobin-Acosta is a multi-cultural composer/soprano with a focus on vocal music. Recent accomplishments include American Opera Initiative (AOI) composer at Washington National Opera (WNO), 2023-2024; OPERA America IDEA Resident Opera Composer at the National Opera Center, 2021-2022; and Finalist in BMP: "Next Gen" as part of Beth Morrison Projects, 2021.
Some of her recent commissions have been from Brick Church, Ensemble Pi, Canterbury Choral Society & Five Boroughs Music Festival. In addition to her commissioned work-in-progress from WNO, her current opera projects are The Curious Lady of Lyme Regis, a short opera/opera-film about paleontologist Mary Anning & La Alcaldesa, a full-length opera about Puerto Rico's Felisa Rincón de Gautier or "Doña Fela", the first woman to be elected as mayor of a capital city in the Americas. Other large work include The Seven Last Words of Christ, a chamber oratorio for soloists and choir, and the upcoming premiere of Breaking the Barrier: a setting of poems by Harlem Renaissance poet Claude McKay for choir, soloists, organ & jazz instruments.
As a regular performer of new and classic work, Jobin-Acosta's professional singing experience has expanded internationally. Her education includes a BM in Classical Voice from Denver University and MM in Classical Composition from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. She is based in New York City.