Emily Koh is a young composer currently based in Baltimore, MD and Singapore. She is working towards her masters degrees in composition and music theory pedagogy at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Kevin Puts. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music (honors) in composition from the National University of Singapore (NUS) as the valedictorian of her class.
Emily composes in both the acoustic and electronic mediums. She is the 2nd prize winner at the 2010 Virginia Carty deLillo Composition Competition, and was selected as the young composer representative of Singapore at the 2009 Asian-Pacific Contemporary Music Festival 2009. She is also the recipient of Peabody's 2010 Career Development Grant and of five Student Artistic Development Awards awarded by NUS. Full scholarship support for her graduate and undergraduate work is provided by the NUS.
Emily's music has been heard at adjudicated festivals, masterclasses and conferences such as June in Buffalo (USA), Asia-Pacific Contemporary Music Festival (S Korea), Takefu International Music Festival (Japan), Tongyeong International Music Festival (Thailand/S Korea), Composition Today Master classes (UK), Sentieri Selvaggi Masterclasses (Italy) and the Singapore Arts Festival by ensembles such as SIGNAL Ensemble (USA), the Asian Festival Ensemble (S Korea), the Next Mushroom Project (Japan), the Arts Sphere Chamber Ensemble (Singapore), Sentieri Selvaggi (Italy) and the NUS Symphony Orchestra (Singapore) amongst others. Her works have been heard at various venues in Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom and North America.