June 2018: Vocal directing Shrek, JR and Seussical–KIDS with Morningside Theatre in Edina, MN.
June 12, 2018: Workshop of music for the new opera The Succession Crisis (co-written with Heather Meyer) in St. Paul, MN.
May-June 2018: Produced the play PolySHAMory(written by and starring Kate Robards) at the Tampa International Fringe Festival and the Atlanta Fringe Festival.
March 11, 2018: Chase Burkhart, Ben Winkler, and Emily Urban performed “Just Another Adventure of Sir Winksalot” (co-written with Heather Meyer) at Opera on Tap-Twin Cities’ New Arias on Tap program.
March 2018: Music directing and hosting The Princess Pirate Party Musical at the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Intersections Festival in Washington, DC.
January/February 2018: A revival of A Pickle for Really Spicy Opera and the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival.
January 2018: Presenting at the National Opera Association’s Annual Convention.
December 2017: Directed Amahl and the Night Visitors for Really Spicy Opera.
November 2017: Music directed Oliver for Waconia High School.
September 2017: Directed a revival of A Pickle for Really Spicy Opera and Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater.
August 2017: Access World Productions produced my farce Thor: Jurassic Park at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
July 2017-August 2017: Directed A Pickle for Really Spicy Opera at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
July 2017-August 2017: Directed Oxygen is Overrated for Tesseray Productions at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
June 2017: Directed Disney’s Aladdin, Jr., Disney’s 101 Dalmations – KIDS, and Godspell, Jr. for Morningside Theatre Company in Edina, MN.
12 May 2017: Mezzo-soprano Ashley Lugo and pianist Jordan Crice performed “The Wedding Toast” in the inaugural installment of Opera on Tap–Chicago’s New Brews series.
May 2017: On tour with Really Spicy Opera as the music director for Game of Thrones: The Musical and the stage + vocal director for The Last Five Years.
12 March 2017: Chase Burkhart, Colleen O’Shaughnessy, and Emily Urban performed “Aria of Dreams” and its following scene from Don Giovanni di Casanova at Opera on Tap-Twin Cities’ New Arias on Tap program.
February 2017-April 2017: Directed The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast for Northern Starz Children’s Theatre in Ramsey, MN.
25-31 January 2017: Lectures and master classes at Azusa Pacific University and the Coronado School of the Arts.
15 October 2016: Basil presented “The Thematic Language of Game of Thrones: ‘The Rains of Castamere’ and Other Songs” at the American Musicological Society–Capital Chapter’s Fall Meeting in Ashland, VA.
26 September 2016: Basil presented a program of original music and musical theatre classics, The Basil Spiceherb Cabaret, at Troubadour Wine Bar in Minneapolis.
August 2016: Basil musically directed the world premiere of Game of Thrones: The Musical at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
June 2016: Basil participated as a composer in Nautilus Music-Theatre’s 2016 Composer-Librettist Studio.
June 2016: Basil musically directed Really Spicy Opera’s 10th Anniversary Production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.
2 April 2016: Basil moderated the panel “Nontraditional Paths to Teaching Academic Writing Through a College Writing Center” at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Los Angeles, CA.
26 March 2015: Basil presented the paper “Anglo-Dutch Seafarers and Musical Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery” at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Berlin, Germany.
9 January 2015: Basil gave the pre-performance lecture “Secret Subsidies and Government Propaganda: Behind the Scenes at the World Premiere of La Fille du Regiment” for Greensboro Opera’s production ofDonizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment.
15 November 2014: Basil presented the paper “Slaves, Music, and Ruse in the Anglo-Dutch Invasion of Mauritius (1748)” at the 2014 Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology in Pittsburgh, PA.
August 2014: Basil directed the opera The Frat Party at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
12 April 2014: Basil presented the paper “A Singer from Casanova’s Circle: Louise ‘Lolotte’ Gaucher (c. 1717-1765), Fille d’Opéra and Courtesan” at the 2014 Spring Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the American Musicological Association in Minneapolis, MN.
5 April 2014: Basil presented the paper “Boscawen’s Repulse and the Sound of the Drums: A Case Study in Ethnomusicologically Informed Military History” at the 2014 Meeting of the Midwest Society for Ethnomusicology in Appleton, WI.
August 2013: Basil was a selected artist for the 2013 Freedom Art Retreat organized by Playwrights’ Commons.
24 May 2013: Basil delivered an invited lecture entitled “Liszt, the Symphonic Poem, and Wagner’s Mature Style” at Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music in Macon, GA.
6 April 2013: Basil presented the paper “Challenges to Greco-Roman Concepts of Music in Marin Mersenne’s Questions Harmoniques” at the Renaissance Society of America’s Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
1 February 2013: Basil presented the paper “Music and the Pirates of Madagascar” at the Winter Meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society at Tufts University in Medford, MA.
4 November 2012: Basil presented the paper “The Rise and Fall of Classical Music in Colonial Mauritius, ‘The Little Paris’ of the Indian Ocean” at the Joint Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Society for Ethnomusicology, and Society for Music Theory (AMS/SEM/SMT) in New Orleans.
8 October 2012: Basil presented the paper “Re-Attributing London-Royal College of Music MS1070: New Technologies and Insights” at Boston University’s Medieval and Renaissance Symposium.
3 July 2012: Basil presented the paper “Identity in Mauritius: the Role of Government Policy and Tourism in the Formation of ‘National Culture'” at the International Musicological Society Congress in Rome.
29 June 2012: Basil presented the paper “Music, Musicians, and Aspirational Marketing in the Tourism Industry of Mauritius” as part of the Current Trends in Ethnomusicology 4 Doctoral Workshop in Hildesheim.
17 September 2011: Basil presented the paper “La Fille du Régiment and the Construction of French Patriotism and Identity in the Inter-Empire Period” at the conference VIVA V.E.R.D.I. in Pistoia.
3 September 2011: Basil presented the paper “Confrontation and Accommodation in the Battle of Séga and Christian Song in Mauritius” at the conference Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives at Ripon College Cuddesdon.
26 March 2011: Basil presented the paper “The Tudor Rose, Anne Boleyn, and Heraldry in the Attribution of Royal College of Music Manuscript” at the Renaissance Society of America’s Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada.
2010-2011: Basil conducted field research on hula and tourism in Hawaii.
21 April 2010: Basil directed the world premiere of Simple Gifts: A Copland Opera, by Aaron Krerowicz.