Suzanne Sorkin

Art Discipline: 
Wynnewood, PA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
May 18, 2009 to May 29, 2009
May 21, 2012 to Jun 1, 2012

Suzanne Sorkin (1974) is active as a composer and educator. She has received awards and commissions from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Chamber Music Now, Violin Futura, Third Millennium Ensemble, counter)induction, ASCAP, and others. Her work has been programmed on Piano Spheres in Los Angeles, Washington Square Contemporary Music Society in New York City, Denison University New Music Festival, Chamber Music Quad Cities, Florida State University Festival of New Music, and Vassar Modfest. She has written for ensembles including the Mannes Trio, Cabrini Quartet, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Third Angle, and Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. She has been a composition fellow at the Wellesley Composers Conference, the Ernest Bloch Composers Symposium, the Advanced Masterclasses in Composition at the Aspen Music Festival, and the Oregon Bach Composers Symposium. Residencies awarded to her include Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale Foundation, Artists' Enclave at I-Park, ART342, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. She received her Ph.D. in composition from the University of Chicago through the support of a four-year Century Fellowship in the Humanities. Suzanne Sorkin is an Associate Professor of Music at Saint Joseph's University, where she teaches music composition and theory and serves as Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Film.