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Carolina Heredia

About this Artist

Carolina Heredia is an Argentinian/LA-based acoustic and electronic music composer specializing in interdisciplinary collaboration and intermedia art. Her works have been commissioned and performed in The Americas and Europe by esteemed musicians and ensembles, including the JACK Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, clarinetists Alex Fiterstein and Derek Bermel, Tesla Quartet, and the Duo Cortona. Carolina's 2015 Fromm Music Foundation Commission supported the creation of her string quartet Ausencias/Ausências/Absences. This work received several recognitions, including the 2018 John Corigliano Grand Prize and the 2019 Lake George Music Composition Competition. She was later awarded a one-year fellowship at the University of Michigan Institute of Humanities to expand the string quartet into a longer, intermedia work in collaboration with interactive engineer Carlos García and choreographer Sandra Torijano.

In 2021, she was awarded a Barlow Endowment Commission to compose a new piece for the NY-based Duo Axis, which premiered in 2022. Future premieres include a composition for SATB choir and chamber ensemble with text by LA-based writer Myriam Gurba commissioned by Sphinx Foundation's Exigence Vocal Ensemble Choir, conducted by Eugene Rogers. Carolina's music has been featured at Chamber Music OC, SONIC Festival NYC, Cortona Sessions, Bowdoin Festival, Lake George Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Crested Butte Music Festival, SEAMUS, Strange Beautiful Music Festival, among others in the United States and abroad. Carolina holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Music Composition from the University of Michigan. Her mentors include Michael Daugherty, Evan Chambers, Erik Santos, and Kristin Kuster. In 2017 she was appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Missouri School of Music, where she later held the position of Assistant Professor in Music Composition and Assistant/Associate Director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative until 2022. She currently works as a freelance composer and the Director of Artist Support for the American Composers Forum.