Kaitlyn Kimura (b. 1998) is a Chinese-American composer and vocalist based in Northern California. She has had her music performed by numerous professional L.A based ensembles such as Aperture Duo, Duo Montagnard, and Trio Eclipse. She is also an active film & media composer and has scored several animated shorts. Many of her works are heavily influenced by the musical styles of Ola Gjelio, Eriks Ešenvalds, and Eric Whitacre. Kimura earned her B.M in Music Composition with honors from California State University, Long Beach where she studied alongside Alan Shockley, Alexander Elliott Miller, and Adriana Verdié. In 2019, she received the Sigma Alpha Iota Chapter Music Scholarship from the CSULB College of the Arts for her musicianship. As a composer, she is extremely passionate about creating music that focuses on emotional vulnerability and the human psyche. When she isn’t composing, she loves working on films, watching movies, and going to museums.
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