2019 Composition Contest Winner

Sarah Gibson's I prefer living in color is the winner of the 2019 Left Coast Composition Contest. Left Coast will perform the piece in the 2019-20 season. Sarah currently teaches at the University of Southern California and she is Associate Artistic Director of the HEAR NOW Music Festival of Los Angeles Composers.

Sarah Gibson is a Los Angeles based composer and pianist. Her music has been performed by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, New Fromm Players, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, among others. Currently the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Sound Investment Composer, her works have received recognitions such as the American Composers Orchestra Underwood New Music Readings and a Victor Herbert ASCAP award. Sarah is co-founder of the new music piano duo, HOCKET, lauded as "brilliant" by the LA Times' Mark Swed. She teaches at the University of Southern California, The Colburn Conservatory, and is Lead Teaching Artist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program alongside Artistic Director Andrew Norman.