Akari’s breadth of work spans chamber ensemble, multimedia/electronics, vocal music, and interdisciplinary collaborative works involving dancers, visual artists, and architects. Some of her works have been featured in the Composers Conference, Atlantic Music Festival, soundSCAP, and Penn State New Music Festival. She is a recipient of EXCEL Enterprise Fund and Sonic Scenographies Research Grant (University of Michigan). She also has been an artist-in-resident for the Socially Distant Art program.
She is currently pursuing M.M. in Composition at the University of Michigan, studying with Evan Chambers and Roshanne Etezady, and holds B.A. in Vocal Arts from the University of California, Irvine.