Rika Ishige (b. 1982, Chiba, Japan) is a Japanese composer and educator.
Ms. Ishige studied at Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in composition. Ishige studied composition with Atsutada Otaka, Yoshiki Miyamoto and Hiroshi Sato.
She currently composes and arranges for wind band and orchestra, Anime, TV and movies. Her acclaimed work Muta in Concert (saxophone and wind orchestra, 2004) commissioned by Masahiro Tamura.
Currently, she teaches at Makuhari Sohgoh High School in Chiba, Japan.
Works for Winds
- Brinavan (2002/2005)
- Flying High
- Memories of the Escort Vessel
- Muta in Concert (2004)
- The Neverending Story
- Once Upon a Time
- Patchwork Hills
- Summerdream in Winter
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Rika Ishige." Accessed 2 October 2020
- "Rika Ishige." Bravo Music. Web. Accessed 2 October 2020