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Melissa Pausina: bio

(B. 1975 New Orleans, Louisiana)

Pausina is a composer of acoustic, electro-acoustic and computer music. Her music is performed in the US and abroad by instrumentalists who champion the works of living composers such as the Cygnus Ensemble (New York City), the Momenta Quartet (New York City), Composers Collaborative Inc (New York City), Ensemble Surplus (Freigurg, Germany) and Pascal Gallois (Paris, France).

Among her honors awarded are American Composers Forum New Voices Competition, Philadelphia Philharmonic Poetry Project, American Composers Forum Pascal Gallois Bassoon Composition Competition, Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik Darmstadt, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, Composers Conference at Wellelsey College, Newcomb College Institute (fellow) and she is the recipient of numerous grants.


Doctor of Musical Arts, Composition, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2010

Master of Arts, Music Composition, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 2003

Bachelor of Music, Composition, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 2000