About this Artist
Sky Macklay is a composer, oboist, and installation artist currently living in northwest Indiana. Her music is conceptual yet expressive, exploring extreme contrasts, audible processes, humor, and the physicality of sound. She has been commissioned by Chamber Music America (with Splinter Reeds), the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University (with Ensemble Dal Niente), the Barlow Endowment (with andPlay), and The Jerome Fund for New Music (with ICE saxophonist Ryan Muncy). Sky’s work has also been recognized with awards and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, ASCAP, The International Alliance for Women in Music, and Civitella Ranieri. Recent projects include an opera set in a uterus and two interactive installations of harmonica-playing inflatable sculptures. Sky completed her D.M.A. at Columbia University and is Assistant Professor of Music at Valparaiso University. Her music is published by C.F. Peters.