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Emily McPherson is a composer currently studying composition at Bowling Green University under the instruction of Dr. Chris Dietz. Her compositions include a wide variety of instrumentation across different styles including acoustic solo, large and small chamber ensembles, electronics via fixed media and live electronics, as well as mixed ensembles. Her works have been performed throughout the United States in Indiana, Kansas, New York, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Ohio. Faraday for mixed ensemble was performed by students at the Xi’an Liangiiatan International School in Xi’an, China (2019). This December, The_____Experiment will release their debut CD, Constellations, in which her piece, 6:31 (Daybreak) for b-flat clarinet, alto saxophone, and harp, will be included. Recently, she has collaborated with videographer, Austin Windau, to create Phosphenes I for stereo playback and video, which premiered at Electronic Music Midwest (2019). Troposphere, for tenor saxophone was selected for performance on NASA’s 2019 Region 5 Conference and, in 2018 McPherson was commissioned to write The Silent Majority for percussion and piano which premiered at Yarn/Wire Institute at Stony Brook University. This summer, she was selected to compose a MicroOpera for BGSU’s annual MicroOpera Productions, which will be performed this February. Additional studies include Mikel Kuehn, Marilyn Shrude, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jake Heggie, Zosha Di Castri, and Mei-Fang Lin