Composer

Short Bio

Emily Koh (b.1986) is a Boston-based Singaporean composer whose music is characterized by inventive timbral extremes. Described as ‘the future of composing’ (The Straits Times, Singapore), she is the recipient of awards such as the Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, Prix D'Ete, and PARMA competitions, commissions from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, Composers Conference at Wellesley College, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and grants from New Music USA, Women's Philharmonic Advocacy and Paul Abisheganaden Grant from Artistic Excellence. Emily is a recent Ph.D. graduate (Music Composition and Theory) of Brandeis University, and currently teaches at Harvard and Brandeis Universities, and Walnut Hill School for the Arts. She is also the co-Artistic Director of Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble. In Fall 2017, she will join the faculty of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia as Assistant Professor of Composition.

Learn more about Emily at http://www.emilykoh.net

– Updated April 2017; Please destroy all previous materials.

Medium Bio

Emily Koh (b.1986) is a Boston-based Singaporean composer whose music is characterized by inventive timbral extremes. Described as ‘the future of composing’ (The Straits Times, Singapore), she is the recipient of awards such as the Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, Prix D’Ete, and PARMA competitions, commissions from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, Composers Conference at Wellesley College, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble and grants from New Music USA, Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy and Paul Abisheganaden Grant for Artistic Excellence.

Emily’s works have been described as “beautifully eerie” (New York Times), and “subtley spicy” (Baltimore Sun), and have been performed at various venues around the world in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Switzerland, Finland, Israel, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States by acclaimed ensembles and performers such as Talea Ensemble (USA), Ensemble Dal Niente (USA), New York New Music Ensemble (USA), Signal Ensemble (USA), Boston New Music Initiative (USA), New Thread Quartet (USA), Acoustic Uproar (USA), LUNAR Ensemble (USA), East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (USA/Europe), Avanti! (Finland), Israel Contemporary Players (Israel), Sentieri Selvaggi (Italy), the Next Mushroom Promotion (Japan), Chroma Ensemble (UK), The Philharmonic Orchestra (Singapore), Dingyi Music Company (Singapore) and Chamber Sounds (Singapore) among others.

Emily graduated from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS and the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and a recent Ph.D. graduate (Music Composition and Theory) of Brandeis University. She currently teaches at Harvard and Brandeis Universities, and Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and has taught at MIT and Longy School of Music, Bard College. In Fall 2017, she will join the faculty of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia as Assistant Professor of Composition. She is the co-Artistic Director of Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, and is a member of ASCAP, SCI and the Composers Society of Singapore.

Learn more about Emily at http://www.emilykoh.net

– Updated April 2017; Please destroy all previous materials.

Contact Info

http://www.emilykoh.net
composer@emilykoh.net
(414)-369-2277

Headshots

Headshot - wp

Photo Credits: Wasin Prasertlap

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Photo Credits: Ivan Koh