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Carolina Heredia

Lus in Bello - Carolina Heredia (JACK Quartet)

Lus in Bello for Clarinet and String Quartet (2014) by Carolina Heredia composer

Lus in Bello for Clarinet and String Quartet (2014) by Carolina Heredia composer

Carolina Heredia

Carolina Heredia's music aims to blend her musical experiences in the fields of Western Classical and Argentinean Folk and Tango. Her music has been performed in South America and the United States by esteemed groups such as the JACK Quartet, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Cordoba State String Orchestra and Cordoba Metropolitan Orchestra. In Fall 2016 the University of Michigan Chamber Choir will premiere her piece "Virginia" under the baton of maestro Jerry Blackstone. In Winter 2016, the JACK Quartet will premiere her dissertation, a piece for string quartet and electronics.

In the summer of 2015 she was a fellow at the Susan and Ford Schumman Center for Composition Studies at Aspen Music Festival and School where she studied with Steven Stucky and George Tsontakis. She is the recipient of the Brehm Prize in Choral Composition 2015, the University of Michigan International Research Grant 2015, the Margaret Dow Towsley Scholarship 2012, the Merit-Scholarship of the University of Michigan 2011 and the Dorothy Greenwald Scholarship 2011.

In 2014, Carolina founded the Khemia Ensemble, a group formed by eight performers and three composers, dedicated to performing and commissioning new music. Khemia ensemble will go on tour on August 2015 to Argentina and Colombia to conduct residencies at the National Universities of Cordoba and Bogota. Carolina holds a Bachelor in Music Composition from the Universidad Nacional de Villa María (Argentina), a Bachelor in Violin from the Conservatorio Superior Félix Garzón (Argentina), a Master in Music Composition from the University of Michigan, and it is currently in her last year for the Doctorate in Musical Arts program at University of Michigan. Her professors include Michael Daugherty, Evan Chambers, Kristin Kuster and Erik Santos. Carolina has taught as a Graduate Student Instructor for the Chair of Electronic Music at the University of Michigan.