Sabrina Pena Young

International composer Sabrina Pena Young has premiered her works at arts festivals including the Australasian Computer Music Conference, the Athena Music Festival, Turkey's Cinema for Peace, Electrolune (France), Voices on the Edge (China, Europe, USA), Vox Novus 60x60 , Art Basil Miami, the International Computer Music Conference, SEAMUS National Conference, the IAWM International Congress for Women in Music, the NY International Independent Film Festival, Miramax's Project Greenlight, the Pulsefield International Exhibition of Sound Art, Primera en La Habana X (Cuba), Angel's Moving Image Festival (London), and numerous festivals throughout the United States.

In 2008 Young received the American Music Center's CAP grant for the premier of World Order #5, commissioned by Kansas State University, and Millikin University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Brian Justison, commissioned the eerie work, virelaan, for the Percussion Halloween Concert. Young recently premiered her multimedia oratorio Creation, partially funded by the Kentucky Foundation for Women, performed by the Millikin University Women's Chorus and Percussion Ensemble and directed by Michael Engelhardt.

Young is the author of the Feminine Musique: Multimedia and Women Today . She has been published in Percussive Notes, Panpipes, the Kapralova Society Journal, the SEAMUS Music Journal, JPparalelos.com, Notations 21, and the IAWM Journal. In 2008 Young released her debut electronica album, Origins.

Young holds an M.M. in Music Technology from FIU, where she studied with Dr. Kristine H. Burns, and a B.M. in Composition from USF, where she studied with Paul Reller and was an active member of SYCOM. Young has taught at Florida International University and Murray State University.

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