“Emily Koh, a second-year doctoral student, and Christian Gentry Ph.D. ’12 were recently named Barlow Commission winners for 2012. The Barlow Endowment for Music sponsors significant new musical works that are not yet in progress.

Koh, who played piano as a child but later switched to the double bass as her primary instrument, also earned the ASCAP 2012 Morton Gould Young Composer’s Award as well as the 2012 Parma Student Composer Competition. She will compose a work for pierrot ensemble, which includes flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello, with percussion and soprano for the Lunar Ensemble. Koh is already the Lunar Ensemble’s composer in residence.”