Elizabeth Ogonek

Elizabeth Ogonek is an American composer living and working in the Midwest. Her recent music has been commissioned by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, the Fromm Foundation, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Additionally, her music has been premiered and conducted by esteemed figures such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Riccardo Muti, Elim Chan and Francois-Xavier Roth. At present she is working on an orchestra piece for the opening night of the BBC Proms which will be premiered under the direction of Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO.  Ogonek was born in 1989 in Anoka, Minnesota and was raised in New York CIty. Her primary teachers included Don Freund, Claude Baker, Michael Gandolfi, Donald Crockett, Stephen Hartke and Julian Anderson. A former Beinecke and Marshall Scholar, she holds degrees from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music (BM, 2009) the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music (MM, 2012) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (DMus, 2017). From 2015-2018, she held the position of Mead Composer-in-Residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Composition at Oberlin Conservatory.