Madelyn Byrne is an Associate Professor of Music at Palomar College where she has been on the faculty since 2000. She is an active composer of both acoustic and computer music. Some recent pieces include Joyce Settings — Rain Has Fallen and Winds of May (for SATB choir with piano accompaniment, composed for the Palomar College Chamber Singers), In A Winter Landscape (for bass flute and computer, commissioned and recorded by Peter Sheridan for MOVE Records), Arrival (computer music with video art by Lily Glass, recorded to DVD for Everglade Records), and Northern Flight (for piano and computer, recorded by Peter Gach for Innova Records).
Her music has been presented in a variety of venues in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. This past year, Madelyn’s composition for Peter Sheridan has been performed worldwide and broadcast on public radio several times in Australia. 2013’s performance sites also include California, Illinois, New York, Oregon, Connecticut and the United Kingdom. Upcoming performances include the Society of Composers, Incorporated’s National Conference in March 2014 and the Morningside College Composition Competition in April 2014.
Madelyn’s music has also been selected for a wide range of new music festivals such as The International Computer Music Conference (five times), The Aries New Music Festival, The Australasian Computer Music Conference, College Music Society Conference, Electronic Music Midwest, Western Illinois University’s New Music Festival, Imagine II, and Merging Voices among others.
Madelyn completed her DMA in Composition at The Graduate Center in 1999. Her composition teachers include Charles Dodge, John Corigliano, and David Olan. The compositions for her dissertation were done while she was a guest composer at Columbia University’s Computer Music Center.