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  • Assistant Professor of Composition
Office Phone: 512-471-0865
Office Location: MRH 4.156
Specialties:
  • Composition

The New York-based composer has garnered international acclaim through performances by the American Composers Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the JACK Quartet, the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. Young is winner of the 2015-16 Rome Prize in Musical Composition, and has received a Koussevitzky Commission from the Library of Congress, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Salvatore Martirano Memorial Award. Her current interests are collaborative, multidisciplinary works that touch on issues of sustainability, climate change, historical narratives, and women’s rights. Young was most recently an assistant professor in the Arts Department of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a visiting composer at the Peabody Institute.