Emily Koh

“be bold // stand firm” - song written by Emily Koh
-- read lyrics

Emily Koh 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.