Kat Vokes is an award-winning composer, vocalist and pianist, specializing in writing for film, television and other media. She studied classical piano for twelve years before she formally trained as an opera singer at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music. As a vocalist, she has sung in festivals across the United States and Europe and performs regularly with her jazz band throughout NYC and abroad. Additionally, she writes and performs her own music, and is signed to Ropeadope Records, with whom she released her debut album, Clockwork, in May, 2019.
Vokes is a dedicated writer of concert works, film scores and songs, and brings her diverse musical background and passions to her writing. Her music often incorporates elements of classical harmony, shifting textural palettes and an appreciation for the unusual. She has worked closely with the New York-based chamber ensemble Desdemona, and collaborates frequently with directors on film scores, having written numerous scores that span nearly every genre. Vokes is also a writer with the award-winning podcast company Gen-Z Media, is a recipient of the ASCAP Jimmy Van Heusen Award, and is a winner of the Columbia/ASCAP 2020 film scoring workshop as well as the NYU Filmscoring competition.
Vokes holds a Master’s degree in Music Theory and Composition with a concentration in Screen Scoring from New York University, where she currently teaches as an adjunct professor. 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