Emma Margetson (1993) is a composer of acousmatic music based in Birmingham and has had works performed across the UK and abroad.

Emma is currently studying for a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Annie Mahtani and Scott Wilson funded by the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. This follows an MA Music in Electroacoustic composition/sonic art parthway (2015); and BMus with honours (2014) from the University of Birmingham. Here she also acts as an assistant for BEAST.

Emma has also previously held numerous positions at different organisations across Birmingham including University of Birmingham, Bramall Music Building and THSH with roles including marketing, PR and communications, stage management, technical work  and events management.

Emma is also a board member for sampad.


Emma has also received the following awards:

COMPASS Prize (University of Birmingham), 2014 for the composition Presence-Absence

Cultural Engagement Award (Midlands3Cities), 2018

YOUNG ARTIST AWARD 2018 (klingt gut!), 2018 for the composition Water Waves


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