HEATHER FRASCH, is a composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music, improviser and experimental flutist and works on sound installations. Her music has been performed at festivals and concerts worldwide. She attended the Cursus for Young Composers at IRCAM (France) with Yann Maresz, Schloss Solitude Academy (Stuttgart) with Chaya Czernowin and Mark Andre, and the Wellesley Composer Conference with Mario Davidovsky. Other honors include the George Ladd Prix de Paris in Composition, Finalist for the 2012 International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition, and the Nicol DeLorernzo Prize in Composition, 2010 and 2008. She is currently a composer-in-residence at the IEM (Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik) in Graz, Austria. She received her Phd from the University of California, Berkeley where she studied composition with Franck Bedrossian and Edmund Campion, and worked on interactive electronic music at CNMAT (Center for New Music and Audio Technologies) with David Wessel.