Dr. Anne Katherine Hege is a San Francisco based composer, conductor, independent researcher, and vocalist. She began her musical studies singing with the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir and the Oakland Youth Chorus’ touring ensemble Vocal Motion. She completed her undergraduate studies in music at Wesleyan University, CT and an MA in composition at Mills College. In 2014, she completed her PhD in Music Composition at Princeton University where she studied how embodied cognition theory can be applied to musical multimedia analysis. She has founded and directed various vocal ensembles including the Albany Community Chorus (California), Cuatro Vientos (Mexico City), and Celestial Mechanics (New Jersey). Hege performs as a vocalist, composer, improviser, and electronic musician in her performance duo New Prosthetics, the laptop ensemble Sideband, for the Carrie Ahern Dance Company, and in her own productions. She currently loves her work as artistic director of Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble, voice and chorus instructor at Holy Names University, and director of Level IV of the San Francisco Girls Chorus.