Nina C. Young

USC Thornton School of Music
Assistant Professor | 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition

Nina C. Young is a multifaceted composer creating projects ranging from concert pieces to interactive installations—work in which she strives to create not just music, but complete sonic environments that are experienced through listening rather than seeing. Young’s various works have been presented by Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery, the Whitney Museum, LA Phil’s Next on Grand, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series. Currently, she is also leading the construction of a new sound lab at Thornton that will allow students to further explore spatial elements of composition and sound design.