Carleton Macy (b. 1944) is a composer of many works ranging from vocal and orchestral to jazz and music for non-Western instruments. Macy's music often integrates a variety of historical and ethnic stylistic influences. His composition have been performed throughout the U.S., in Europe, and are recorded on the MCF INNOVA series, Paris-based DAPHENO, and on ACCESS RECORDS. His woodwind quintets have received special recognition at the National Symposia for New Woodwind Quintet Music held at the University of Georgia. His composition teachers have included William Bergsma, Robert Suderberg, and Donal Michalsky.
Macy is Professor and Chair of Music in the Macalester College Music Department where he has taught since 1978. He teaches Music Theory, Composition, Music Education, and directs the Jazz Band, the Collegium Musicum, and the New Music Ensemble. Dr. Macy has an active interest in non-Western music, presently serving as Artistic Director, conductor and performer with the Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble.
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