My name is Katie Fellman. I started composing around the age of 16. It was terrifying and daunting and exciting and confusing and magical and other things that warrant a run-on sentence.
In case you’re wondering about my credentials and thinking to yourself, “Should I trust this person?” I’ll give them to you, but the answer is, trust yourself and use this as a guide when you feel lost or stuck.
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Katie Fellman is a composer born in Dallas, TX. After graduating from The Interlochen Arts Academy High School in Michigan, she attended the USC Thornton School of music. In 2010 she graduated cum laude with a BM in composition, and received the Choir Leadership Award under conductor and mentor Lesley Leighton. Katie attended the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program at the USC Thornton School of music and received The Alice and Joe Harnell Scholarship for Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television in 2010-2011. In 2016 Katie received an MM in composition from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she was a fellow in the Composers in the Schools program. She begins her DMA studies at the University of Michigan in Fall 2016.
Dr. Chen Yi, Dr. James Mobberley, Dr. Zhou Long, Dr. Mara Gibson, Dr. Erica Muhl, Dr. Frank Ticheli, Brian Head, Dr. Robert Aldridge, Dr. David Dzubay, Joel McNeely, Jack Smalley, Eric Schmidt, Bruce Broughton, Christopher Young.
Honors include: President of USC Oriana Women’s Choir (2009-2010). Choir Leadership Award under Lesley Leighton (2010). The Alice and Joe Harnell Scholarship for Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (2011). Brevard Music Center, Recipient of the Robert N. Hill Scholarship Foundation (2013). UMKC, Composers in the School fellowship (2014-2016).