b. 1963

Madelyn Byrne is an Associate Professor of Music at Palomar College where she has been on the faculty since 2000. She is an active composer of both acoustic and computer music. Some recent pieces include Joyce Settings -- Rain Has Fallen and Winds of May (for SATB choir with piano accompaniment; first place winner in the Morningside College Choral Competition), In A Winter Landscape (for bass flute and computer, commissioned and recorded by Peter Sheridan for MOVE Records), Arrival (computer music with video art by Lily Glass, recorded to DVD for Everglade Records), and Northern Flight (for piano and computer, recorded by Peter Gach for Innova Records).
Madelyn's music has been selected for a wide range of new music festivals such as The International Computer Music Conference (five times), The Aries New Music Festival, The Australasian Computer Music Conference, College Music Society Conference, Electronic Music Midwest, Western Illinois University’s New Music Festival, Imagine II, and Merging Voices among others. Her composition for Peter Sheridan has been performed worldwide, and her works have been featured recently across the United States and the United Kingdom.

Madelyn completed her DMA in Composition at The Graduate Center in 1999. Her composition teachers include Charles Dodge, John Corigliano, and David Olan. The compositions for her dissertation were done while she was a guest composer at Columbia University’s Computer Music Centre.   


Madelyn Byrne surrounded by music equipment plugged into a computer