César Alvarez

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Music

CÉSAR ALVAREZ (they/them/theirs) is a composer, lyricist, playwright, and performance maker. They create large experimental musicals as non-normative possibility spaces for embodiment, inter-dimensionality, socio-political transformation, kinship and coexistence. With a background as a jazz saxophonist, band leader and sound artist, César's work inhabits a space between the worlds of theater, music, performance art and social practice. César was a 2018-20 Princeton Arts Fellow, 2020-22 Hermitage Fellow, a recipient of The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre for lyrics and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2022. César is currently under commissions from Playwrights Horizons and Denver Theater Center.

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  • B.M. Oberlin Conservatory
  • M.F.A. Bard College