Sabina Covarrubias

Sabina_CovarrubiasSabina Covarrubias Acosta (b. 1977) has written works for a variety of instruments and voices including symphonic band, organ, wind quintet, electro-acoustics and chorus. In addition to working as a freelance composer for television, she also worked part-time for eight years as a music teacher at Instituto Artene instructing children ranging from 3 to 12 years old using the Tort Method. At Instituto Artene, she also collaborated as an editor on music books and scores for children. Her choral compositions include Del Amor, Vinetas (Of Love, Pictures) and Veni Sancte Spiritus, both written for a cappella choir. She is also skilled in electronic music, working in a wide range of computer programs.

In 2004, Covarrubias won the National Prize of Choral Music Composition in Mexico, awarded by FONCA. Covarrubias received her B.A. in Music Composition from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City where she won the Gabino Barreda Medal for Academic Excellence. Most recently, she won the FONCA Study Abroad Scholarship to take courses at IRCAM in Paris. She currently attends graduate school studying computer music composition at La Université de Paris 8 in France.