Elizabeth Ogonek is an American composer born in Minnesota and raised in New York City. Her recent music has been commissioned by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Ear Taxi Festival for Fulcrum Point New Music Project, the Royal Philharmonic Society, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and her master’s degree from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. She completed her doctoral studies in 2015 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she studied with Julian Anderson on a 2012–15 Marshall Scholarship. Beginning in the 2015–16 concert season, Elizabeth took up the position of Mead Composer-in-Residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. At that time, she also joined Oberlin College and Conservatory as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition.
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