Helena Michelson is a composer based in the San Francisco-Bay Area. First trained as a pianist, she attended San Francisco Conservatory Pre-College and completed her studies in Music at the University of California, Berkeley (BA) and University of California, Davis (PhD). She has been a fellow at numerous festivals including Composers Conference, June in Buffalo, Domaine Forget (Québec, Canada), and Source Song Festival. Helena Michelson has been a participating composer in Music by Women Festival, New Music at the Bayou, the Opera from Scratch program (Halifax, Canada), N.E.O. Voice Festival, PREMIERE|Project Festival 2022 (Choral Arts Initiative), and the Really Spicy Opera Aria Institute series of workshops.