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 second project was in collaboration with Liaison Ensemble in October 2018, featuring new music inspired by Baroque repertoire. Emma is an active curator throughout the Bay Area, most recently serving as a curator for San Francisco’s Center for New Music in 2017 and 2018. She is also a composer-in-residence for Fête Concerts, and an Artistic Director for Composers, Inc. In addition to her creative endeavors, Emma is passionate about arts administration. She is currently the Operations Manager at the San Francisco Symphony.
Upcoming collaborations include a commissioning collaboration with Helia Music Collective and Curium Trio, a collaboration with Helia Music and cellist Natalie Raney, the release of a new album with Love Can't Save You, Padme, and curating concerts throughout the Bay Area. Past collaborations include commissions by Liaison Ensemble, Miolina Duo, SopraDuo, Siroko Duo, Ensemble for These Times, Areon Flutes, and the Guerrilla Composers Guild.
Emma has worked with musicians and ensembles across the United States, including Inbal Segev, Opera Theater Unlimited, Fifth House Ensemble, Areon Flutes, the Guerrilla Composers Guild, Aki Tsuyuko, Jane Rigler, SopraDuo, Ensemble for These Times, Curium Trio, Liaison Ensemble, Siroko Duo, Fog City Duo, and Emblems Quintet. She has participated in the League of American Orchestra's Essentials in Orchestra Management program, the International Music by Women Festival in Mississippi, 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).