Katherine Bodor

Katherine Bodor — Fantasizing About Quitting My Day Job

Shortly after writing this piece, Katherine did indeed quit her day job.

Katherine Bodor (b. 1994) takes interest in music as a vessel to highlight psychological processes and internal experience. She recently completed her MM in Composition at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Claude Baker and Don Freund. Her music has been described as “stark and declamatory,” “evocative,” and filled with “a quiet passion,” and she has premiered works internationally and throughout the US with ensembles including NOTUS Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Chamber Project St. Louis, PHACE Contemporary Ensemble, Third Wheel Trio, and Six Degree Singers. She was a finalist in the Young Artists division of the 2019 NMTA Composition Competition, and she is featured on a recent CD of music highlighting female narratives through PARMA Records (NAXOS). She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a second major in Music Composition (2016) from Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied with composers Christopher Stark and Martin Kennedy.