Discipline: Music Composition

Kati Agocs

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Newton Centre, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2001

Kati Agocs was born to Hungarian and American parents in Canada. Her music has often been praised for its elegance and emotion, and it has earned her many awards and honors. She received an Arts and Letters Award, a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, and a multitude of other grants, residencies, and scholarships. Agocs has also written for Tempo and The Musical Times, about both Hungarian and American music.



Kati Agocs worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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