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Lucy McKnight (b. 1998) is a composer, singer, cellist, and recently a ceramicist from Los Angeles, California. She received her BM in Composition from the USC Thornton School of Music, where she studied with Ted Hearne, Nina Young, Sean Friar, and Andrew Norman. Her music has been performed across the U.S. by numerous ensembles, including the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Longleash Trio, C3LA, Versipel New Music, Wild Rumpus, the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble, and Transient Canvas. In 2017, Lucy was the Young Composer in Residence for Sunset ChamberFest. She has been a fellow at the Norfolk New Music Workshop, New Music on the Point, and the Alba Music Festival Composition Program. In June 2019, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France premiered her “Thunderhead” as part of IRCAM Manifeste 2019 in Paris, where she studied with Kaija Saariaho. Lucy is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition at Princeton University (via Zoom from LA for now) and spending lots of time in her local pottery studio making silly things to share with loved ones and sell on Etsy. 

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