Kat Vokes is an award-winning composer, vocalist and pianist based in NYC. She is a recipient of the 2022 BMI Pete Carpenter Fellowship as well as the 2020 ASCAP Jimmy Van Heusen Award. Vokes is known for her creative and highly emotive palette and draws inspiration from a wide variety of genres, creating a unique sound world for each project. Her music can be heard on Don Argott's Kelce (amazon), as well as Robert Budreau's upcoming folk-horror Queen of Bones. Most recently, she collaborated with award-winning filmmaker Jasmine Ching-Hui Lee on Come Home My Child, a beautiful feature documentary ten years in the making.
As a vocalist, Vokes can be heard on Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt's score for Greta Gerwig's 2023 film Barbie. She is also featured in the opening titles of season 2 of Hot White Heist, and in the score for the video game Blossom Tales, among many other works. She has sung in festivals across the United States and abroad and her debut album, Clockwork, was released with Ropeadope Records in 2019.
Vokes graduated with a master’s degree in composition from New York University, where she currently teaches film scoring. 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. She is originally from Hyde Park, Chicago, where she was raised by a Serbian mother and German father.