Ermir Bejo

Ermir B.

Denton, TX
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Ermir delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
2011

Ermir Bejo is a composer working primarily in the contemporary classical music tradition. He draws influence from visual art, cinema, classic literature, mathematics, and philosophy. His music has been performed and commissioned by virtuoso performers and ensembles such as Ums n Jip, Nova, ACJW, Irvine Arditti, Malgorzata Walentynowicz, Elizabeth McNutt, Mia Detwiler, Redi Llupa, Alexander Richards, and Juan Sebastian Delgado among others.

After being awarded a scholarship to attend the United World College of the Adriatic, where his studies focused on World Cultures and Art History in Italy, he subsequently completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music in the U.S. In 2017, he completed his Ph.D. in music composition at the University of North Texas. His primary teachers have included Joseph Klein, Panayiotis Kokoras, Andrew May, Marc Satterwhite, and Krzysztof Wolek. He has received additional lessons from Chaya Czernowin, James Dillon, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Steven Stucky among others. In 2016, he won ASCAP’s Morton Gould Young Composer award.

Since 2014, he has served as director of Score Follower organization, developing new music curatorial projects with a wide international reach and participation. Currently Bejo teaches music composition and audio technology in Dallas U.S.

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Experience

Adjunct Professor of Audio
May 2017 - Present
The Art Institute of Dallas

Teaching Fellow in Composition
Aug 2013 - Aug 2017
University of North Texas

Teaching Fellow in Composition
Sep 2012 - May 2013
University of Louisville

Education

Ph.D. in Music Composition
Aug 2013 - Aug 2017
University of North Texas
M.M. in Music Composition
Aug 2011 - May 2013
University of Louisville
B.A. in Music
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Skidmore College

Languages

Albanian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

ASCAP
Sep 2015

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

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Winner of the 2016 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award
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