Described as “impressive,” and having “a fine ear for sonority” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), Calvin Hitchcock is a composer, performer, music director, and administrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from the Midwest and raised in the Evangelical tradition, he is inspired and motivated by the human condition and our innate affinity for polarization. His work often explores themes of religious subversion, control, and resistance, and experiments with narrative form and interdisciplinary integration. Recently, his opera 819: based on the Stanford Prison Experiment placed second in the 2019-2020 American Prize. Calvin holds a Bachelors of Music in Composition from Cedarville University, a Southern Baptist university in southwest Ohio.