Eli Berman (b. 1998) is a composer-vocalist who creates music that explores links between bodies, genders, ancestries, and environments.
A 2017 & 2016 National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Music and a 2016 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer's Award Finalist, Eli has written and been commissioned for a variety of pieces for concert, film, theater, and multimedia, including music for the Eschaton Ensemble of Vanderbilt University, an installation piece for the Pittsburgh Biennial, and the soundtracks to the TV pilot “Gone" and the short film "Flesh and Iron." Their work has been premiered at multiple festivals including (R)evolution: Resonant Bodies at the Banff Centre, New Music On the Point, the Atlantic Music Festival, Gender Unbound, the Cleveland Institute of Music's Young Composers Program, and California Summer Music. As a baritone and countertenor, Eli has premiered multiple works by living composers, including the U.S. premiere of John Tavener’s “Total Eclipse,” and in April 2018, they performed a concert of works by Eve Beglarian with Tony Arnold, Jeffrey Gavett, and Eve Beglarian at the Morgan Library and Museum. Eli is also a member of C4, an acclaimed ensemble of singers, composers, and conductors who perform new music in New York City.
Eli is a third-year undergraduate at Princeton University, where they study composition with Dan Trueman, Steve Mackey, and Dmitri Tymoczko, and where they sing baritone and countertenor as a soloist and chamber musician in multiple ensembles.