Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar Award
Emily Koh, assistant professor of composition in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, is one of the most active composers of her generation. She has created more than 50 new musical works receiving more than 125 public performances since she arrived at UGA in 2017. Concerts featuring her music have been presented in prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School and the Center for New Music in San Francisco. She recently received a commission from Guerilla Opera, supported by the Opera America Toulmin Commissioning Grant, which will result in a concert-length opera to be premiered in New York and Boston in 2023-2024. Her compositions have appeared on six commercial recordings on important labels including Centaur, ACA Digital and Ravello Records, often featuring world-renowned artists. While her primary focus is composition, her music benefits from her abilities as a professional contrabass player, and she continues to perform throughout the U.S.