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Kat Vokes

Music Adjunct Faculty and Scoring Admin

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Kat Vokes is an award-winning composer, vocalist and pianist, specializing in writing for film and multimedia. She is a recipient of the BMI Pete Carpenter Fellowship, was awarded the ASCAP Jimmy Van Heusen Award, and is a winner of the Columbia/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop as well as the NYU Film Scoring Competition.

Vokes is known for her creative and highly emotive palette and draws inspiration from a wide variety of genres, creating a unique sound world for each project. As a vocalist, she has sung in festivals across the United States and abroad and her debut album, Clockwork, was released with Ropeadope Records in 2019. 

Vokes graduated with a master’s degree in composition from New York University, where she currently teaches film scoring. She is a graduate of Oberlin’s Double Degree program and holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature and a B.M. in Vocal Performance. She is originally from Hyde Park, Chicago, where she was raised by a Serbian mother and German father. 


Contemporary Scoring Techniques (Lab) - MPATC-GE 2049 

Music Editing for Screen Music (Lab) - MPATC-GE 2555

Internship in Music Business MPAMB-UE 1320

Music Business Graduate Internship MPABM-GE 2301