Kat Vokes is an award-winning composer, vocalist and pianist, specializing in writing for film and multimedia. She is a recipient of the 2022 BMI Pete Carpenter Fellowship, was awarded the 2020 ASCAP Jimmy Van Heusen Award, and is a winner of the Columbia/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop as well as the NYU Film Scoring Competition.
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. Most recently, she collaborated with award-winning filmmaker Jasmine Ching-Hui Lee on Come Home My Child, a feature documentary shot over the course of 10 years, following the lives of three women who write letters to prison inmates as a way to recover from their own trauma.
As a vocalist, 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.