Boston, MA – Koji received his Bachelor Degree in composition with distinction, and Master\’s degrees in composition with academic honors and distinction, Pi Kappa Lambda, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Later, he studied with Dutch composer Louis Andriessen in Amsterdam and at the Royal Conservatory of Hague as the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program Artist. Koji received his Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at San Diego.
Koji has composed more than forty works, including solo pieces, chamber works, symphonic movements, operas, and concerti for piano and violin. In 2007, his Time Song II: Howling through Time for female singer, flutist and percussionist was premiered at the Asia Society in NYC in the concert Four Generations of Asian Composers. In 2008, his portrait concert Innovation and Tradition was presented at Tenri Cultural Institute in NYC, Musicasa Hall in Tokyo, as well as at Georgia State University as part of the College Music Society’s Fiftieth-First National Conference. In 2009, Ensemble Reconsil Vienna gave the world premiere of his Scattered Clouds/Dramatic Sky for flute, bass clarinet, viola and violoncello as part of KOFOMI (“Composers Forum in Mittersill”) in Austria.
Other residencies at The Millay Colony