Corie Rose Soumah

DMA Student in Composition

Corie Rose Soumah draws inspiration and creates her music for common places such as bus stops and waiting rooms. Her pieces mainly seek the middle ground between aggressiveness and fragility. Winner of a SOCAN Foundation Award, Corie Rose works have been performed by the string quartet Flux, choir Les voix parallèles, ensemble Paramirabo, percussion sextet Sixtrum, ensemble Contemporary Insight and Orkest de Ereprijs. She also participated to the “24th Young composer meeting” in the Netherlands, “highSCORE festival” and “soundSCAPE festival” both in Italy. Also passionate about the encounter between music and other artistic forms, she contributed to several multidisciplinary projects with students from L’École supérieure de Ballet du Québec and students from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal as well as the actor Yves Desgagnés. Corie Rose holds a bachelor degree in composition from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal where she studied with Nicolas Gilbert and Jimmie Leblanc. She will be pursuing a DMA at Columbia University in Fall 2020 where she will study with George Lewis, George Friedrich Haas and Zosha Di Castri.