Ermir Bejo [born in 1987 in Tirana, Albania] is a composer interested primarily in experimental music.

Both within and apart from his music, Bejo draws significant influence from visual art, cinema, classic literature, and philosophy. His music has been performed and commissioned by virtuoso performers and ensembles such as Ums n Jip, Nova, ACJW, Irvine Arditti, Malgorzata Walentynowicz, Elizabeth McNutt, Mia Detwiler, Redi Llupa, and Juan Sebastian Delgado among others.

After being awarded a scholarship to attend the United World College of the Adriatic, where his studies focused on World Cultures and Art History, he subsequently completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music in the U.S. In 2017, he will complete his Ph.D. in music composition at the University of North Texas. His primary teachers have included Joseph Klein, Panayiotis Kokoras, Andrew May, Marc Satterwhite, and Krzysztof Wolek. In addition, he has received meaningful guidance and lessons from James Dillon, Chaya Czernowin, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Since 2014, he has served as director of Youtube’s ScoreFollower channels, as well as instructor of composition and instrumentation at the University of North Texas.

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