Camila Marie Agosto

PhD Student in Composition

An avid collaborator, Camila Agosto seeks to discover intersections of her work with artistic fields through partnerships with other musicians, visual artists, choreographers, and creators. Within her works, Camila often employs extended instrumental techniques and exhibits a particular emphasis on the exploration of different timbral and textural elements.  Often seeking to explore the sonic potentialities   of acoustic instruments, she highlights and exposes the human element of live performance. Her music has been featured at venues and festivals in the United States and abroad. A finalist of the 2019 Los Angeles Philharmonic National Composer Intensive, Camila was commissioned to create Tybontoan, a new work for the International Contemporary Ensemble premiered during the Noon to Midnight Festival on the mainstage of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. She was also recently a runner up in the National Sawdust inaugural Hildegard Competition for Female and Non-Binary composers, and was commissioned to create todavía, a work for small chamber ensemble. Recent projects also include Rift, a duo for bass clarinets and tape commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University.  Upcoming projects include a new work for solo flute commissioned by Claire Chase and the Pnea Foundation and Paracusia III, a work for solo saxophone and live electronics commissioned by Justin Massey. Camila is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in composition at Columbia University. She holds a Master’s degree from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors in Music from Montclair State University. Her teachers include Oscar Bettison, Marcos Balter, and Du Yun. She has also worked with Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Sabrina Schroeder, George Lewis, Amy Williams, and Juraj Kojs. Camila was a composition fellow at the New Music on the Point Festival, the Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the Summer Music programs at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity.