Introduction

My work is tonal, and is currently focused on the use of modal and constructed scales.

Biography

Dr. Alta Graham is the owner and director of The Consulting Composer, an online business that provides music for films, students, schools, churches, businesses, soloists, ensembles, and anyone else who needs it. She received her D.A. in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Northern Colorado in 2012. She also has B.A. in Liberal Arts from Fort Lewis College and a M.M. in Musicology from Northern Arizona University. Her composition instructors include Dr. Robert Ehle, Dr. Bruce Reiprich, and Dr. Judith Cloud. Her music is tonal, and often emphasizes modes and constructed scales. Many of her works employ a fusion of archaic and present-day composition techniques; her dissertation piece, Interregnum, illustrates a variety of new applications for composition techniques found in Gesualdo’s madrigals Vaughan Williams' Tallis Fantasia. Her compositions have been performed by Leonard Felberg (concert master of the Santa Fe Symphony), faculty at Fort Lewis College and Northern Arizona University, and many others. She is the winner of the 2007 Santa Fe Symphony Painted Violin Composition Contest.

 

Describe your music

Modal Suite for Oboe

 

Interregnum

 

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