Juraj Kojs, Ph.D.
Adjunct | Music Technology
Juraj Kojs is a Slovakian composer, performer, multimedia artist, producer, researcher and educator permanently residing in the US. Kojs’ works are continuously featured at festivals and conferences in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Players who performed Kojs’ music include Tomoko Mukaiyama, Blair McMillen, Margaret Lancaster, Madeleine Shapiro, Laura Wilcox, Michael Straus, Susan Fancher, Eugen Prochac, Canticum Ostrava, Atticus Brass Quintet, IKTUS Percussion Quartet, The Quiet Music Ensemble, Ensemble s21, Cassatt String Quartet, the Now Ensemble, Yale Gamelan Suprabanggo and the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble.
His compositions received awards at Europe—A Sound Panorama, Eastman Electroacoustic Composition and Performance Competition and the Digital Art Award. Kojs’ muscle-powered multimedia Neraissance—described as “striking and unforgettable,” received the Best Art Performance 2010 Award from Miami New Times. “If energy could be seen and heard, it would look and sound like those 20 minutes…” wrote Miami New Times Blog. MiamiArtzine called his 2014 work Signals “enthralling and immersive.” Kojs has received commissions from The Quiet Music Ensemble, Miami Light Project, Meet the Composer, Harvestworks, the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble and Miami Theater Center. He is the composer-in-residence at the Deering Estate, Miami, FL.
Kojs’ research articles appeared in journals such as Organized Sound, Digital Creativity, Leonardo Music Journal, Journal of New Music Research and International Journal of Art and Technology. He was the Music Program Chair for the 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark (July 2012).
Kojs is the director of Foundation for Music Technologies (FETA) in Miami, FL. He holds a Ph.D. in Composition and Computer Technologies from University of Virginia. Kojs taught at Medialogy Department Aalborg University (Copenhagen, Denmark), Yale University, University of Virginia and Miami International University. Kojs is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Music Theory and Composition at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.