San Francisco-based composer and curator Emma Logan (b. 1990) writes music that is emotionally compelling through the use of gesture, experimentation, and storytelling. Her piece Three Sisters for three flutes was selected as a finalist in the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, and her piece Short Stories for solo guitar received an honorable mention in the 2016 MACRO Composers Competition. 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. Since its inception in 2016, Helia has presented multiple commissioning projects with Bay Area ensembles and artists - Siroko Duo, Liaison Ensemble, Curium Trio, cellist Natalie Raney, and most recently, Jeff Anderle and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Clarinet Ensemble. Between these projects, over a dozen new works by women were commissioned and performed. Emma is a curator throughout the Bay Area, and served as a curator for San Francisco’s Center for New Music in 2017-2019 where she presented 20 programs. In the past, she has served as a composer-in-residence for Fête Concerts, and as an Artistic Director for Composers, Inc. In addition to her creative endeavors, Emma is passionate about arts administration. She is currently the Senior Manager of Company Operations at San Francisco Ballet.
Emma's latest project is the release of "Far Calls", a new album by Emma's band Love Can't Save You, Padmè, featuring her latest piece, "Dancing". Past collaborations include commissions and performances by Jeff Anderle and the SFCM Clarinet Ensemble, Natalie Raney, Curium Trio, Liaison Ensemble, Robert Simonds, Miolina Duo, SopraDuo, Siroko Duo, Ensemble for These Times, Areon Flutes, and the Guerrilla Composers Guild.
Emma’s work has been performed across the United States and internationally. She has participated in the League of American Orchestra's Essentials in Orchestra Management Program, 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).