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Emily Koh

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Emily Koh


Emily Koh (b. 1986, Singapore) is a Singaporean composer and educator.

Dr. Koh holds a Ph.D. in music composition and theory from Brandeis University, MM degrees in music composition and music theory pedagogy from the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and a BMus in composition from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore.

Prior to moving to Georgia, Dr. Koh taught at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and at Brandeis, Harvard, MIT and Longy School of Music, Bard College. She is a member of ASCAP and is on the executive committee of the Composers Society of Singapore.

Dr. Koh's 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, and commissions from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, Composers Conference at Wellesley College, and the Paul Abisheganaden Grant for Artistic Excellence.

She currently serves as assistant professor of composition at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia.

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