American Composers Forum
Associate Professor of Music, California State University San Marcos
Welcome to my ACF composer page! I hope you'll explore my compositions and come to a performance! If you want to purchase my music, clink on the my Sheet Music Plus page. If you want to listen to my music, go to my soundcloud page. Thanks!
Newt (2020) for flute and string bass or harp by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP), will enjoy its world première August 21, 2020 on Chaski's YouTube channel with double bassist Jessica Valls as part of Chaski's concert video, Words & Other Wild Things. Newt was inspired by the poem Newt from The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris.
Oure Light in Oure Night (2020) for voices and nature soundtrack by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) will enjoy its first public performance as part of C4 Remote Livestream #4 August 27, 2020.
El mar (2020) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP), commissioned by Inversion Ensemble, sets an excerpt from Frente al mar (1919) by Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938) for mixed chorus and piano. Recorded remotely by members of Inversion Ensemble and pianist Joseph Choi for August 29, 2020 release. Join the happy hour and watch party here!
La ciudad sumergida
La ciudad sumergida (The Submerged City) (2020) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP), a setting of an excerpt of the sonnet Río de la Plata en lluvia from Mascarilla y Trébol (1938) by Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni, commissioned by Dr. Ramona Wis North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, for online performance
Karena Ingram is an emerging contemporary composer based in Baltimore, Maryland. Beginning her musical career at the age of nine, with self-teaching in violin and music theory, she is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in music composition. Her chamber ensemble works have been performed regularly throughout the Baltimore area, most notably as a part of the Livewire New Music Festival. Her solo works have also been recorded and performed by international instrumentalist, like flautist Iwona Glinka. Ingram has also been a member of Octava, developing interactive program notes to enhance the symphonic listening experience. She is also the 2016 recipient of Symphony Number One’s Maryland Award for composition, as well as the ACO Earshot Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition for 2016. Described as “…stunning” and “…beautiful musical depictions of nature…” by Symphony Number One, Ingram’s music is reputable for its imaginative use of color and textural exploration. Ingram actively composes for contemporary chamber ensembles, large symphonic works, video games, and interactive media.
Praised by the New York Times for his “polished orchestration” that “glitters, from big-shoulders brass to eerily floating strings,” Michael Ippolito’s music has been performed by leading musicians in venues around the world. Drawing on a rich musical background of classical and folk music, and taking inspiration from visual art, literature and other art forms, Ippolito has forged a distinctive musical voice in a body of work spanning orchestral, chamber and vocal music.