Artistic Directors


Ursula Kwong-Brown

Ursula Kwong-Brown (b. 1987) is a composer and media artist from New York City, currently living in Berkeley, California. Described as “atmospheric and accomplished” by The New York Times, her work has been performed in diverse venues including Carnegie Hall, le Poisson Rouge and the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center […]

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Robert Greenberg

Composers Inc. President – Robert Greenberg has composed over forty-five works for a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles. His works have been performed in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, England, Ireland, Italy, Greece and the Netherlands, where his Child’s Play for string quartet was performed at the […]


Nick Vasallo

Award-winning composer, sound artist, teacher, vocalist and guitarist, Nick Vasallo is “a composer on a mission and one possessed of a distinctive voice”  (Michael Quinn, The Classical Review, 2012). His music exhibits “strokes of genius that blend the density of heavy metal with the harmonics of gamelan, the polyrhythms of taiko, and […]

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Frank La Rocca

Drawing upon influences as diverse as Byrd, Stravinsky, George Crumb and Arvo Pärt, Frank La Rocca’s music has been described as work of “luminous sacred introspection, transcendental effect, and breathtaking beauty” (Lindsay Koob, American Record Guide). His catalog includes works in nearly all genres, with a special emphasis on a […]


Emma Logan

San Francisco-based composer Emma Logan (b. 1990) writes 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 […]

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Ryan Rey

Ryan Rey is a composer, guitarist, and teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area. At the age of 5, his first instrument was a bright orange and neon green plastic toy guitar. The first recording setup he had was a Playschool cassette player and mic combo. Using this toy tape […]


Allen Shearer

Allen Shearer composes in all media, with recent emphasis on opera. A singer himself, he earned degrees in opera and concert singing at the Akademie Mozarteum in Austria as well as a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2009 his opera The Dawn Makers was produced at […]

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