Ermir Bejo, born in 1987 in Tirana Albania, is a contemporary classical and electronic music composer. Bejo draws significant influence from visual art, cinema, literature, mathematics, and philosophy. His composition approach is grounded in the exploration of new formal and expressive possibilities. His music is performed in concert halls and celebrated music festivals by internationally acclaimed performers and ensembles such as Ums ‘n Jip, Nova, Amorsima Trio, Duo Chromatica, Redi Llupa, Irvine Arditti, Malgorzata Walentynowicz, Elizabeth McNutt, Alexander Richards, Yumi Suehiro, and Juan Sebastian Delgado among many others.

Bejo holds degrees in music composition from the University of North Texas (PhD, 2017), University of Louisville (MM, 2013), and Skidmore College (BA, 2010). He has additionally participated in numerous lessons and masterclasses with composers such as Salvatore Sciarrino, James Dillon, Chaya Czernowin, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Since 2015, he is director of Score Follower—Incipitsify, a leading music project with a wide international reach and audience. He has taught music composition and audio technology since 2012. From 2016 to 2017, he served as president of the Composers Forum organization at the University of North Texas. From 2019 to 2022 he worked as audio technical director at the University of North Texas’ College of Music, focusing on jazz big bands, combos, and vocal ensembles. Currently, Bejo serves on the board of Kaleidoscope MusArt organization in Miami, and works as technical director & manager for the Margo Jones Performance Hall, a historic venue built in 1921, part of the Texas Woman's University School of the Arts & Design. / YouTube / Facebook / Email

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