Clio writes in a variety of styles and genres. Currently a junior researcher on "What if? a participatory arts project" at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, she did postgraduate studies at the University of Musik and Performing Arts Vienna, in the class of Karlheinz Essl. She earned her Master's in Composition from the Konservatorium Wien in June 2011, Thesis with Distinction, where she studied with Christian Minkowitsch. In 2008 she earned her Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Composition with a Concentration in Piano from McGill University in Montreal, where she held the composer-in-residence position for the McGill Chamber Singers during the 2007-2008 academic year. Among her teachers were Brian Cherney, Jean Lesage, Jonathan Wild, Sean Ferguson and Tom Plaunt.

In 2012 and 2013 she was supported through artist programs by the BMUKK, Austria. She has had her work performed on three continents at many concerts as well as on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) radio. She is also active as a singer-songwriter for duo Astronomy for Lovers and her solo project Clio Em.


Clio graduated from the classical operetta University Diploma at the Konservatorium Wien in 2012 under the direction of Wolfgang Dosch. She has studied vocal technique with Anne Wieben, Gabriele Sima, and Helen Tintes-Schürmann. She has sung in masterclasses with singers Birgid Steinberger, Ulrike Sych, and Shirley Close, and has worked with pianists/vocal coaches Chanda VanderHart, Graham Johnson, Alejandro Pico-Leonís, MunTzung Wong, and Julio Alexis Muñoz. At McGill, Clio sang with the Concert Choir conducted by Julian Wachner, as well as the Chamber singers and Symphonic Choir under Robert Ingari.