Derrick Wang is an interdisciplinary composer, lyricist, and legal scholar.

A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he combined his backgrounds in music and law to create the opera Scalia/Ginsburg.


He is the creator of the opera Scalia/Ginsburg.

Scalia/Ginsburg was launched at the Supreme Court of the United States, featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, published by the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, premiered at Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, and quoted by Justice Ginsburg in her official tribute to Justice Scalia.

Justice Ginsburg’s new book My Own Words, released in October 2016, contains a chapter on Scalia/Ginsburg (Ch. 7: ‘The Scalia/Ginsburg Opera’).

The Glimmerglass Festival will present Scalia/Ginsburg in August 2017, starring acclaimed tenor William Burden as Scalia.


He shares his journey unlocking artistry in unlikely places.

Recent speaking engagements include TEDxBroadway, the National Constitution Center, Second Circuit Judicial Conference, Stanford Arts Institute & Stanford Law School, and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.


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