Myra Melford

Senior Fellow
2017-2018

Myra Melford is a composer known for her singular, kinetic, and lyrical voice in piano improvisation. Chicago blues, architecture, jazz, and experimental music inspire her work. Besides composing for her quintet, Snowy Egret, she is planning a work for chamber ensemble that combines techniques drawn from research in amplifying sounds produced inside the piano with new strategies for large ensemble improvisation.