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Emily Joy Sullivan
Emily Joy Sullivan

  • November 22, 2021

After graduation, Emily continued her studies pursuing a PhD in Music Composition and Theory at the University of California, Davis and her areas of research include music and gender, lyricism and song forms, and creative pedagogy.


My time as a master's student in the music composition department at SUNY Fredonia cemented my commitment to being a composer. The quality of instruction in composition lessons is high, and I was always impressed by what my fellow composition students were doing. The frequency of composer concerts is great, and I also valued the consistent presence and support of professors at those events, thereby creating a strong sense of community. The guest composers and performers we hosted were impressive, and the readings, masterclasses, and lessons I received with those guests exposed me to the world of new music beyond Western New York.

– Emily Joy Sullivan

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