The works of composer Dana Kaufman (b. Chicago, 1989) have been performed throughout North America, as well as in Estonia, the Czech Republic and Italy. Her music has been featured at venues and festivals such as Eesti Muusika Päevad (Estonian Music Days), Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia Sügisfestival (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Fall Festival), “Installazione di Musica Elettronica, Incontro ‘Musica Contemporanea in Unione Europea’” hosted by the Contemporary Music Center of Milan, Ravinia Festival, Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Hall, Peoria Civic Center, New England Conservatory, Amherst College, and the North American Jewish Choral Festival; it has also been performed by groups such as the Firebird Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble, SO Percussion, and the Choir of Lutheran Church of the Ascension (Illinois). From 2012-2013, Ms. Kaufman was a Fulbright Student Research Fellow in Tallinn, Estonia, where she conducted ethnomusicology research and studied composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre; she collected field recordings in Russian-speaking minority communities in Estonia for incorporation into original musical works and also delivered lectures at institutions including the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn University of Technology, and a Fulbright Enrichment Seminar in Prague. Ms. Kaufman is the recipient of numerous awards in addition to the Fulbright Grant, including the New England Conservatory Merit Award, New England Conservatory Scholarship, 1st Runner-up/Finalist in the 2014 Black House New Operas Project Composers’ Competition, Eric Edward Sundquist Prize in Composition (Amherst College), Mikhail Schweitzer Memorial Book Award (Amherst College), First Place in the Music Institute of Chicago’s Generation Next Composition Competition, and First and Third Place in the Vocal Solo and Vocal Ensemble Categories (respectively) of the All-State Illinois Music Educators Association Composition Competition. She was also Composer-in-Residence at Lutheran Church of the Ascension, and her co-composition, Hashkiveinu (composed with Richard Cohn), is published by Transcontinental Music Publications and performed at synagogues throughout North America. Ms. Kaufman graduated magna cum laude, with her one-act opera/senior thesis in composition, Diary of a Madman, recommended for summa cum laude, from Amherst College in 2012, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Russian. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music in Composition at New England Conservatory.