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Emily Cooley

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Emily Cooley

Biography

Emily Cooley (b. 1990, Milwaukee, Wisc.) is a Philadelphia-based composer of orchestral, chamber, and vocal music.

Cooley holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music; and she has been awarded a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her mentors include John K. Boyle, Kathryn Alexander, Andrew Norman, Stephen Hartke, Jennifer Higdon, David Ludwig, and Mary Javian.

Cooley's orchestral music has been performed by the Nashville, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Louisville, Milwaukee, Berkeley, Sioux City, and Eastern Connecticut symphony orchestras; the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra; and numerous university and conservatory orchestras.

Also active as a concert producer and curator, Cooley is a founding member and the current publicity director for Kettle Corn New Music, which produces a year-round series of new music concerts in New York City. Cooley is also a frequent collaborator with incarcerated musicians at SCI-Graterford in Pennsylvania, and she currently holds the Community Artist Fellowship at the Curtis Institute of Music.


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