Katherine Pukinskis

SOS Composer

Katherine Pukinskis (b. 1986) is a composer-scholar who teaches courses in music theory and composition at Harvard University. Dr. Pukinskis has had works premiered by eighth blackbird, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and the Spektral Quartet, and commissioning ensembles include San Antonio Symphony, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and The Esoterics Choir. Both her work in composition and research explore storytelling and voice—tracking how words travel in music, across the world, and over time.