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!
Fireflies (2020) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP), commissioned by Inversion Ensemble, sets Margaret Noodin’s poem of the same name for mixed chorus and piano.
Inversion Ensemble presents Aether Fire
Sat 29 Feb 2020 at 7 PM
St. Michael's Episcopal Church 1500 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
Sun 1 Mar 2020 at 3 PM
Arts on Alexander at Redeemer Presbyterian Church
2111 Alexander Ave. Austin TX 78722
For more information and tickets, visit Inversion Ensemble
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.