Sophie Coran, a junior composition major at the Manhattan School of Music, studies with Dr. Nils Vigeland, Chair of the Composition Department. Previously she studied composition with Dr. Richard Danielpour and Jonathan Coopersmith of the Musical Studies Department at The Curtis Institute of Music. Sophie currenlt studies piano with Dr. Marjean Olson and previously studied with Barbara Rottenberg. Sophie has attended the Young Artists Composition Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute as well as The Walden School’s Young Musician Program in Dublin, New Hampshire. In April 2010, Sophie’s Mass was premiered at the Manhattan School of Music. This seven-movement work is scored for SATB chorus, strings, and percussion. Sophie will be spending the fall 2010 semester at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark.