About

San Francisco-based composer Emma Logan (b. 1990) strives to write music that is emotionally compelling through the use of gesture, experimentation, and storytelling. Her piece, Three Sisters, for flute trio was selected as a finalist in the 2017 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. Emma’s passion for contemporary music drives her to continue collaborating with fellow composers and performers to bring new music to life.


Emma is co-founder of the Helia Music Collective, an organization dedicated to promoting women in music. Helia's first project was in collaboration with Siroko Duo in March 2017, featuring new and recent works by women for flute duo. Emma is also a curator for San Francisco’s Center for New Music and will present concerts for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Aside from her creative endeavors, Emma is passionate about arts administration. She is currently the Assistant Operations Manager at the San Francisco Symphony and the Administrative Assistant for the Switchboard Music Festival.


Upcoming collaborations include a commission by the Lazuli String Quartet for Spring 2018, curating a concert with flutist Jane Rigler, and curating a series of electro-acoustic music called Alone/Not Alone. Past collaborations include commissions by One Great City Duo, Siroko Duo with Helia Music Collective, Ensemble for These Times, and Areon Flutes with the Guerrilla Composers Guild.


Emma has worked with musicians and ensembles across the United States, including cellist Inbal Segev, Fifth House Ensemble, Areon Flutes, the Guerrilla Composers Guild, One Great City Duo, Ensemble for These Times, Siroko Duo, and Emblems Quintet. She has participated in the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium with composer Robert Kyr, the Fresh Inc Music Festival with Fifth House Ensemble, and the Skaneateles Music Festival with composer Paul Moravec. Emma studied with David Garner at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM) and with Andrew Waggoner, Daniel S. Godfrey, and Nicholas Scherzinger at Syracuse University (BM).