American Composers Forum
Bachelors in Music Composition from De Paul University and a Masters in Music Composition from Northwestern University.
American composer Paul Gallagher (1953–2011) made enduring contributions to the artistic possibilities of just intonation. His microtonal works explore harmony structurally and thematically, using an original compositional approach that extends the proportions of the harmonic intervals to rhythm and melody, making harmony both an aesthetic and philosophical concept in his compositions. His oeuvre comprises stunning visual artworks used in his immersive musical narratives. paulgallaghermusic.com
composer, teacher, scholar
Stacy Garrop is a Chicago-based composer of chamber, choral, and orchestral music.
Praised by critics for 'masterful orchestration' imaginative textures and 'exceptional stunning moments' Gatonska is described as having 'a compositional gift that commands respect and attention'.