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Kelley Sheehan (1989) is composer and computer musician moving between acoustic, electro-acoustic, and performance art works. In any medium, her work centers on noise, performance, and interaction. Her work has been described as "Full of discovery, collaboration, and unpredictability" (Iannotta, Kyriakides, & Stäbler for the Gaudeamus Foundation) with "Woozy Electronics" (LA Weekly).  

Recipient of the Gaudeamus Award 2019 and the 1st place prize winner of the ASCAP/Seamus Award 2020, she has also been awarded fellowships at Bang on a Can Festival, the 2019 National Composers Intensive with LA Philharmonic and the International Contemporary Ensemble, 2020 Commissioning Prize winner for [~Switch Ensemble], Composition Fellow at Nief Norf & at Banff,  among others. She has presented works at conferences such as New Music Gathering and series such as Omaha Under the Radar's Generator Series.

Upcoming projects include works for Line Upon Line, National Sawdust Ensemble, and Wet Ink.

Currently based in Boston, MA (USA). Pronouns: She/Her

PhD, Harvard University (currently pursuing)

Chaya Czernowin, Hans Tutschku, Sivan Cohen Elias

MM, DePaul University

Frederick Gifford

BM, Columbia College

 Marcos Balter, Kenn Kumpf


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