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Melissa Pausina: bio


Born 1975 in New Orleans Louisiana, Pausina is a composer of acoustic, electroacoustic and acousmatic algorithmic computer realized music, her works have been internationally by those who champion the work of living composers, including Cygnus Ensemble, Momenta Quartet, Composers Collaborative Inc, Ensemble Surplus and Pascal Gallois.

Select honors and awards include American Composers Forum New Voices, Philadelphia Philharmonic Poetry Project, fellowships at the Darmstadt International Institute for New Music, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, Wellesley Composers Conference, and Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University and numerous grants.


  • Temple University, Doctor of Musical Arts, Composition 2010
  • Tulane University, Master of Arts, Composition 2003
  • Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Music, Composition 2000