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Nina C. Young

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Nina Young is Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of Electronic Music Studios at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. She was previously an assistant professor in the Department of the Arts at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She completed the DMA program in composition at Columbia in 2016. Prior to joining Columbia, Nina received a Masters in Music Composition from McGill University's Schulich School of Music with composer Sean Ferguson. During her stay in Montreal, Nina was a research assistant in the Expanded Musical Practice Group at CIRMMT and worked as a studio and teaching assistant at McGill Digital Composition Studios. Nina graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a bachelor's degree in marine engineering and music. At MIT, she was a research fellow at the MIT Media Lab in Tod Machover's Hyperinstruments group. Her strengths in both music and the sciences have led to research and musical compositions that focus on mixing instrumental and electronic music.

Nina's music has been performed and read in the US, Canada, France and the Netherlands by ensembles such as the Orkest de ereprijs, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Independent Orchestra and Chamber Players at McGill, EAMA Resident String Quartet, Cameleon Arts Ensemble, Henschel Quartet, Time Table Percussion Trio, UNESCO Fusion Arts Ensemble, MIT Symphony Orchestra and numerous independent musicians. Awards include the BMI Student Composer Award 2010 for her piece Kolokol for two pianos and electronics, the IAWM competitions for new music 2010 and 2011, the McGill Student Composer-in-Residence program (2009, 2010) and the Philip Loew Memorial Award. She has participated in festivals and conferences, including the 17th International Young Composers Meeting, SEAMUS 2011, Domaine Forget's Nouvelles Rencontres, European American Musical Alliance at Ecole Normale in Paris, Fusion Arts Exchange of the US State Department, Atlantic Music Festival, Bennington Chamber Music Conference Music, Aspen Summer Music Festival and Bowdoin Sumer Musical Festival. Outside of concert music, Nina composes, arranges and works as a sound designer for theater and dance. Nina spent 2015-16 with the American Academy in Rome as winner of the Frederic A. Juilliard / Walter Damrosch Rome Prize.

Columbia Degrees: DMA, Composition2016Degrees from other institutions: MM Music Composition McGill University2011BS Music and Theater Arts and Ocean Engineering MIT2007

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