Faculty Profile

Laurie San Martin
Professor of Music

Music Annex

American composer Laurie San Martin writes chamber and orchestral music. Recently she collaborated with soprano Haleh Abghari and visual artist Dana Harel to create a chamber opera based on Farid ud-Din Attar’s twelfth-century Persian poem Conference of the Birds. Upcoming projects include a new work for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players as part of their TenFourteen Project of ten new commissions in 2014–15. Recent awards include a Fromm Music Foundation commission and a Jebediah Foundation commission. She has also received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, League of Composers-ISCM, the International Alliance for Women in Music, and the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer’s Award. As a composition fellow, she has attended the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Montalvo, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Norfolk Contemporary Chamber Music Festival, and the Composers Conference at Wellesley College.

She holds a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in theory and composition and has taught at Clark University. As an associate professor of music at UC Davis, she enjoys wearing many hats: performing student works (as clarinetist or conductor), organizing arts events (as the faculty assistant to the Davis Humanities Institute), and promoting contemporary music (as an associate of the Empyrean Ensemble).

Her music has been recorded on the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s San Francisco Premieres CD, released in 2005, and on Tangos for Piano for the Raviello label and performed by Amy Briggs.

Room 1113, Music Annex
(530) 752-4492

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