Ermir bejo Albanian composer
Ermir Bejo, a new name for composers who was born in 1987 in Tirana. After being awarded a scholarship to attend the United World College of the Adriatic in Italy, where his studies focused on World Cultures and Art History, he subsequently completed his Bachelor of Arts (Skidmore College) and Master of Music (University of Louisville) in the U.S. In 2017, he completed his Ph.D. in music composition and new media at the University of North Texas.Today Bejo is the composer of Albania’s new contemporary tradition and music. Culturally Bejo reflects the shift in the visual arts, cinema, literature, mathematics and philosophy. He has many musical techniques for both instrumental and ensemble. Among the instrumentalists of the works enough to appreciate Irvine Arditin, one of the prominent English violinists of the century.
His primary teachers have included Joseph Klein, Panayiotis Kokoras, Andrew May, Marc Satterwhite, and Krzysztof Wolek. He has participated in numerous lessons and masterclasses with composers such as Chaya Czernowin, James Dillon, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Steven Stucky among others.
Since 2015, he has served as director of the Score Follower organization, a leading online new music resource. In collaboration with composers, performers, major publishers, and recording labels alike, the organization curates music projects with a wide international reach and participation. From 2016 to 2017, he served as president of the Composers Forum organization at the University of North Texas. Currently, Bejo teaches music composition and audio technology at The Art Institute of Dallas, serves on the board of Kaleidoscope MusArt organization in Miami, and is an affiliated researcher at xRez-Labs, an art-science interdisciplinary research center at the University of North Texas.