ANNA ROBERTS-GEVALT.    she/they. brooklyn ny.


2009 BA : Wesleyan University, with honors;  Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies; English
2023 MFA : Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts; Sculpture
2008-2015 : Apprenticeships with masters of Appalachian traditional fiddle, banjo and ballad singing)


2023. “Red Hook Sick Center” at Stage Presence : Bard MFA Thesis Show, Red Hook New York
2023. “Dumbo Sick Center,” August 5th Pop-up office & installation, curated by Brooklyn Council for the Arts
2023. “Galway Sick Center,” Tulca Festival, Ireland (November), curator Iarlaith Ní Fheorais


2023. New York Long Covid Memorial, Greenwood Cemetery, lead organizer
2021. Spoonie Afternoon, concert featuring disabled/sick/chronically ill artists, feat. Kay Ulanday Barrett, Morgan Bassichs, Una Osato, supported by NYC City Arts Corps and BodyPolitic, organizer

2019. Sound American, guest curator with Sarah Hennies, feat. Meredith Monk, Peggy Seeger, Henry Flynt, Kite
2019. Smithsonian Artist in Residence, week of programing, Hirshhorn Museum, feat. Susan Alcorn, Luke Stewart
2018. Appalachian Happening, Big Ears Festival, Knoxville TN, guest curator of traditional music
2012-2018. Baltimore Crankie Festival, founder, curator, host:  annual festival of scrolling illustrations
2011-2016. Floyd Radio Show, co-writer, co-director, and co-curator: monthly variety & skit show,
2013-2015. Cowan Creek Mountain Music School, artistic coordinator


Sound Compositions
2022. “Imagine Sarah,” Kaufmann Music Center, Parlando Chamber Orchestra (commissioned)
2022. “For Lester,” WNYC’s Greene Space, Aizuri Quartet (commissioning ensemble)
2019. “Red Thread #1,” Hirshhorn Museum, hourlong piece for 25 ballad singers with red rope score

Theater, Mixed-Media
2018. The Moon In Her Fan, Virginia Tech’s Spatial Sound CubeFestival, director, co-composer, writer, animator,   hourlong multi-channel theater work about ballad singer Texas Gladden, with Linda Buckley

Anna & Elizabeth (2011-2019) with ballad singer Elizabeth LaPrelle.
research-based multi-media traditional music duo : storytelling, movement, shadow puppetry, quilted scrolling illustrations, performing ballads and old songs from Appalachia and New England learned from archives, living masters, and from descendants of traditional singers.
Highlights : Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
Big Ears Festival (Knoxville
Cafe Oto (London)
The Newport Folk Festival
NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Live from Here (NPR) with Chris Thile
Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)
High Museum of Modern Art (Atlanta)
Meredith Monk’s Gala (2019

Instrumentalist (highlights)
2023. singer, “The End” by Molly Joyce, Roulette Intermedium, w/Yaz Lancaster, Grey McMurray
2019. fiddler, “Come Round Right” by Sarah Hennies, National Sawdust
2019. fiddler, Glen Hansard in Concert, Beacon Theater NYC
2019. “Appalachian Grove,” by Laurie Spiegel, Cafe Oto, reworking for banjo & electronics with Leo Abrahams 2018. Vocalist, fiddler “Beautiful Daughter,” by James Moore, Princeton U, with Ellen Fullman, Theresa Wong,
2018. Banjo player, violinist “Shawnee, Ohio,” by Brian Harnetty; Liquid Music Series, Wexner Arts Center


2023. NYC Women in Media Fund, for future Songs of Sick-Land project
2019. Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia
2018. New Amsterdam Records : Antenna Cloud Farm
2017. Heinrich Boll Residency, Achill Island, Ireland
2016. MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire
2009. Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky 


2018. The Invisible Comes to Us, Anna & Elizabeth, Smithsonian Folkways, co-producer & arranger
“A radical expansion of what folk songs are supposed to do,” The New Yorker

2017. Hop High / Vineyard 7inch, Anna & Elizabeth, Free Dirt Records
2015. Anna & Elizabeth, Anna & Elizabeth, Free Dirt Records
2012. Sun to Sun, Anna & Elizabeth, Free Dirt Records
guest musician : records by Lonnie Holley, Xylouris White, Glen Hansard, Henry Jamison, Zane Campbell


2012-2019. Guest lecturer/visiting artist in traditional Appalachian music
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Warren Wilson College, NC; Emory University, GA; Union College, NY; Hamilton College, NY; East Carolina University, NC; University of Kentucky, KY; Berea College, KY; Richmond University, VA; Bucknell University, PA; University of North Carolina, NC

2012-2019. Music instructor
Blackpot Institute, LA; Trad Envie, Pavie, France; Augusta Heritage Center, WV; Cowan Creek Mountain Music School, KY; Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, WA; National Centre for Folk Arts, Taunton UK. (Folklore centers & camps dedicated to perpetuating folk music traditions)