PAOLA M. MARQUEZ LEDOUX
Colombian composer and psychologist Paola M. Marquez earned degrees from the Pontific Javeriana University of Cali, and in music from the Juan N. Corpas University in Bogota as a Summa Cum Laude. She finished a masterís degree in composition at Syracuse University as a recipient of the 2008 Heaton Fellowship. She has written solo, chamber, vocal, film and orchestral music which have been performed in several cities in Colombia and the United States. During 2009- 2011 she was commissioned for the Rising Stars Program and Composers-in-the-School Project, both by Society of New Music in Syracuse. In 2011, she wrote the music for "Our Fathers", a short film by French film maker Boris Wexler, and Voice of Silence for solo violin for Artur Kaganovkiev, Russian Violinist who graduated from Julliard School of Music. As a Psychologist her particular interest is using her understanding of human psychology as inspiration for her work. She also has published poetry with Mar Azul publication and in the psychology and music publication SACCOM (Argentina Society in Cognitive Science in Music). Currently she works as an adjunct Professor in Syracuse University teaching Music Theory and Sight singing for Drama Majors and collaborating with Say Yes Syracuse, Imagine Syracuse as a Music professor and composer in Residence, and starting her Master In Social Work in Syracuse University this fall.