Annika Socolofsky (1990, Edinburgh) is a composer, avant-folk vocalist, and fiddler. Her music stems from the timbral nuance and inwards resonance of the human voice, and is communicated through mediums ranging from orchestral works to unaccompanied folk ballads. New projects for the 2017 – 2018 season include works for eighth blackbird, sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen. Her research focuses on physiology in contemporary vocal music, using Estill Voice Training and the music of Dolly Parton to create a pedagogical approach to composition that does not box the composer into an either/or decision of straight tone vs. operatic vocals. Annika is a Mark Nelson Doctoral Fellow in composition at Princeton University.