An avid collaborator, Camila Agosto (b. 1995) seeks to discover intersections of her work with artistic fields through partnerships with other musicians, visual artists, choreographers, and creators. Within her works, Camila often employs extended instrumental techniques and exhibits a particular emphasis on the exploration of different timbral and textural elements, often seeking to explore the sonic potentialities of acoustic instruments and expose the human element of live performance. Her music has been featured at venues and festivals in the United States and abroad.
Camila was recently a runner-up in National Sawdust’s inaugural Hildegard Competition and was commissioned to create “todavía,” a work for small chamber ensemble. Recent projects include imprint, an electroacoustic installation piece commissioned by Berrow Duo, featuring artwork by visual artists from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Rift, a duo for bass clarinets and tape commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University. Upcoming projects include a work for solo flute commissioned by the Pnea Foundation and Paper House, a duo for violin and bass clarinet commissioned by Box Not Found.
Camila is currently pursuing a master’s degree in composition at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Her teachers include Oscar Bettison, Marcos Balter, and Du Yun. A recipient of the Randolph S. Rothschild Scholarship, Camila has also received awards and scholarships from the Marshall M. Williams Endowment and Sorel Organization.