New York, NY—Dr. Mallonee is a New York-based composer who has written solo, chamber, vocal, choral and orchestral music as well as electroacoustic music, opera, and music for film. She was born in Baltimore, where she studied violin, flute and piano in the Preparatory Department of the Peabody Conservatory. She did her undergraduate work at Harvard University, earned a Master\’s Degree from the Yale School of Music and a Ph.D. from Duke University, where she studied with Scott Lindroth and Steve Jaffe. She lived in the Netherlands from 2004-2005, where she held a Fulbright Fellowship for study with Louis Andriessen at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag.
Dr. Mallonée\’s compositions have been played by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Da Capo Chamber Players, counter)induction, the Contemporary Music Forum, the Women Composer\’s Orchestra, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, the Virginia Pops Symphony, Non Sequitur, the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra, the Ciompi, Alexander, Del Sol and Mendelssohn String Quartets and American Opera Projects. Her music has been heard at Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher Hall), Symphony Space, Tenri Cultural Center and Tonic in New York City, as well as at the Nieuwmuziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., on the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, on the New Music New Haven series and at the Long Leaf Opera Festival. Her music has been performed in the U.S., the Netherlands, Wales, England, Italy and Mexico, and has been broadcast several times over National Public Radio on Garrison Keillor\’s \”Prairie Home Companion.\” Some of her choral music will be published by Boosey & Hawkes this year.
Dr. Mallonée has been on the faculty of The Walden School for young composers in Dublin, New Hampshire since 1998 as Director of Composer Forums, directs the female choir, and is the Assistant Academic Dean. Dr. Mallonée is the violinist in pulsoptional, a band of composers based in Durham, NC as well as in Glissando bin Laden and His Musichideen, an experimental improv band based in New York City.