Dear Mrs. Carr (2015)

Tenor and piano. 5 mins.

Written for American Opera Projects Composers & the Voice fellowship. While working and living in Yosemite National Park during the late 19th century, the preservationist and naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) wrote many letters to his mentor, Jeanne Carr. These letters form the basis of this song’s text.

Score available for purchase. Please direct inquiries to Nell Shaw Cohen at

Performance History

Blake Friedman, tenor, and Charity Wicks, piano. “First Glimpse” concert presented by American Opera Projects, South Oxford Space, Brooklyn NY, 5/13 & 5/14/16.

Private workshop. Brooklyn NY,  11/16/15