Kat Vokes is an award-winning composer, vocalist and pianist, specializing in writing for film and multimedia. She is 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 is known for her creative and eclectic palette and draws inspiration from a wide variety of genres. She particularly loves the intersection of classical music with new music and abstract textures, and has scored films of nearly every genre, creating a unique sound world for each project.
Vokes 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 in NYC. She has vast experience singing and arranging jazz, which has garnered her additional work as a producer and orchestrator. Her debut album, Clockwork, was released with Ropeadope Records.
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 a 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.