Sofía Rocha

Art Discipline: 
Dunnellon, FL
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jan 31, 2022 to Mar 11, 2022

Sofía Rocha (b. 1996 in Boulder, Colorado) writes music of uncompromising emotional intensity while exploring cognition, randomness, rhythm and counterpoint within post-tonal frameworks. Upcoming projects include newly commissioned works for the International Contemporary Ensemble through their “Call for ___” program and the Fifth House Ensemble as a Fromm Foundation Fellow at the 2020 Fresh Inc Festival. Her work, Replier (2019), was chosen as the winner of the 2020 New England Philharmonic annual call-for-scores. Sofía received her master’s degree in composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, studying with Chen Yi, Yotam Haber, Paul Rudy and Zhou Long. Rocha was also the 2019 composer-in-residence for the Graduate Fellowship String Quartet. She completed her undergraduate work at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College in 2019, studying composition with Avner Dorman. Besides composing, Sofía is also an avid trombonist and conductor, having performed with numerous symphony orchestras, wind ensembles and jazz groups.