Interim executive director
Erica Ball is a Philadelphia based composer, violinist, pianist and educator with a special interest in bringing contemporary music to new audiences. She received her PhD in music composition from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied with Anna Weesner, Jim Primosch, and Jay Reise. She holds a BA in music from Bard College, where she studied with Joan Tower. In addition to working for Relâche, Erica regularly adjuncts at area universities, and maintains a private teaching studio in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Her works have been played by numerous ensembles including the Da Capo Chamber Players, Colorado Quartet, Arneis Quartet, Daedalus Quartet, pianist Blair McMillen, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and the American Symphony Orchestra. Her works have been heard across the country in Chicago, Boston, New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, and internationally in Germany and New Zealand.