Lucy McKnight - Young Composer in Residence

Lucy McKnight is a freshman at USC Thornton School of Music. She has studied composition with Anderson Alden, Sarah Gibson, Sean Friar, Mark Weiser and Ted Hearne. An alumnus of LA Philharmonic's Associate Composer Program, she was a 2016 winner of American Composers' Forum NextNotes High School Composition Competition and tied for first place in Webster University’s 2017 Young Composers’ Competition. Lucy’s "Iceland," a piece for flute, clarinet, cello, and piano, was performed by Wild Rumpus in San Francisco in 2017, and her first choral piece, "Wir Juden," is being premiered at Walt Disney Concert Hall by the LA Master Chorale in April 2017. 

Lucy's string quartet Misery made me a fiend, which she wrote while a student in the Young Composers' Workshop, was selected by the artistic directors to receive its West Coast Premiere this summer on June 18, 2017 at Sunset ChamberFest!