JOEL PUCKETT is one of the most performed composers in America. Hailed as "visionary" (Washington Post) and "an astonishingly original voice" (Philadelphia Inquirer), his music has been performed by the leading artists of our day and is consistently recognized by organizations such as the American Composers Forum, BMI, Chorus America, NPR (Favorite Composers Under 40), and the American Bandmasters Association. The Fix, his full-length opera commissioned by Minnesota Opera, will premiere in the March 2019, with a libretto by Academy Award winner Eric Simonson. The work depicts the rise and fall of the 1919 Chicago White Sox. Puckett chairs the Theory Dept at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.