Katherine Balch

DMA Student in Composition

Katherine Balch’s music has been performed by a variety of ensembles in the United States and abroad, including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, American Composer’s Orchestra, FLUX quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, American Modern Ensemble, New York Youth Symphony, Yale Camerata, Yale Philharmonia, ICE, Alea III, Antico Moderno, and the New York Virtuoso Singers, among others. Upcoming projects include a new piece for the Albany Symphony Orchestra, collaborations with Contemporaneous, CIRM/ MANCA festival in Nice, France, and violinist Michio Theurer on a multi-media project based on Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. Balch was recently appointed Composer-in-Residence with the California Symphony, a three-year position she will hold through 2020. She completed her B.M/ B.A in the Tufts/ New England Conservatory double degree program, where she studied composition at NEC and double majored in history and political science at Tufts, publishing a paper in the peer-reviewed History of European Ideas. She recently completed her M.M. at Yale School of Music as a Charles H. Ditson fellow, where she studied with Aaron Jay Kernis, Chris Theofanidis, and David Lang, and is currently pursuing her D.M.A. as a Dean's fellow at Columbia University, studying with Georg Haas and Fred Lerdahl. Katherine Balch is managed by Young Concert Artists Inc., where she is currently the 2017-2019 composer-in-residence.