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Reiko Yamada
September 13, 2009, 3:15 pm
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Reiko Yamada

Born: 1978

Current Location: Montreal



Composer Reiko Yamada was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She holds a B.A. in Jazz Composition from the Berklee College of Music and a M.A. in Classical Composition from Boston University, having studied under Vuk Kulenovich, Theodore Antoniou, Samuel Headrick, Lukas Foss and others. Her compositions include solo, chamber, choral and orchestral music, as well as collaborative projects with jazz musicians, dancers, visual artists and writers.

Yamada is the founder (2005) and artistic director of the JYUGOYA Ensemble. Her works have been performed on major stages in the United States (including the Boston Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall) as well as in Europe and Japan, where she led the JYUGOYA Ensemble on a three-city tour. She has been an Artist in Residence at Wildacres (NC), the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation (NM) and the Millay Colony for the Arts (NY), and held master classes in Turkey and Japan. She will be pursuing doctoral studies in composition at McGill University starting next Fall.

For more information about the composer, please visit

Music copyright 2009 by Reiko Yamada

Copyright 2009

Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

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