Discipline: Music Composition

Elizabeth Ogonek

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Bronx, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2015, 2020

Born in 1989 in Anoka, MN, and raised in New York City, composer Elizabeth Ogonek has received awards and commissions from the ASCAP Foundation, the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. She is the recipient of a Discovery Panufnik Commission from the London Symphony Orchestra. Ogonek holds degrees from Indiana University (B.M., 2009) and the University of Southern California (M.M., 2012). She completed her doctoral studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied with Julian Anderson. Ogonek is a 2012-15 Marshall Scholar.



Elizabeth Ogonek worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio with room for performance, Watson was used as a recital hall for chamber music for a…

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