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Nina Young

Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Composition, Director of Electronic Music
New York, NY
The music of New York-based composer Nina C. Young (b.1984) is characterized by an acute sensitivity to tone color, manifested in aural images of vibrant, arresting immediacy, with a musical voice draws from elements of the classical canon, modernism, spectralism, American experimentalism, minimalism, electronic music, and popular idioms.
Young’s works have been presented by Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery, the Whitney Museum, LA Phil’s Next on Grand, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, while garnering international acclaim through awards such as the 2015-16 Rome Prize. Recent commissions include a violin concerto for Jennifer Koh from the Philadelphia Orchestra and a new work for the American Brass Quintet and EMPAC’s wavefield synthesis audio system.
A graduate of McGill University and MIT, Young completed her DMA at Columbia University. She is an Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of Electronic Music at UT Austin, and a Visiting Composer at the Peabody Institute. She is Co-Artistic Director of New York’s Ensemble Échappé.