Adjunct Instructor of Composition
BiographyThe music of Juhi Bansal, an Indian composer raised in Hong Kong, takes its inspiration from a unique mixture of art music, ethnic, and folk elements. Her pieces often draw on extramusical imagery, particularly visual elements from nature. Recent performances of her work include An Imaginary Thing, for violin and piano, at the USC Thornton School of Music; Grey Glass, for orchestra, at the Seasons Music Festival in Yakima, Wash.; A Line Storm Song, for voice and piano, at the Lotte Lehman Foundation recitals in New York; and Gulden Draak, for mixed chamber ensemble, at the Oregon Bach Festival Composer’s Symposium. Honors and awards received include Third Prize in the ASCAP Lotte Lehman Foundation Art Song Competition, 2009 and 2006 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer awards, and fellowships to attend the Seasons Music Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival Composer’s Symposium, and the Pacific Music Festival.
Bansal completed her doctorate in composition at the USC Thornton School of Music.