ComposersKate Milligan

Collaborating on The ANAM Set with ANAM musician Josef Hanna VIC violin

Kate Milligan is a Perth-born composer, conductor, and researcher. She is currently working with the Perth Symphony Orchestra as the inaugural Conducting Fellow, and is a participant in the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Emerging Conductors Program. Kate’s compositional work is experimental and evocative, drawing on influences from diverse genres.

In 2021, Kate is a participant in the national Summers Night Project, with a new work due to premiere across the country in June. She has written for the Perth Orchestra Project (Composer in Residence, 2019), Decibel New Music Ensemble (Young and Emerging Composers Commissioning Program, 2019) and the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra (Young and Emerging Artists Composition Project, 2016). She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary art practices and the intersections of music with other art forms.

Kate holds a BA(Hons) from The University of Western Australia, having studied composition with James Ledger and Chris Tonkin. She is currently completing a Master of Music by research, also at UWA, under the supervision of Drs Sarah Collins and Cecilia Sun. Kate’s current research examines the representation of women conductors in popular discourse.

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