Janice Macaulay received a doctorate from Cornell University, where she studied composition with Karel Husa and Steven Stucky. Along with her undergraduate degree in English, she also has master’s degrees in both English and music from Brown University. She was Associate Professor at Anne Arundel Community College, and has also taught at Brown University, Cornell University, Wells College, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. From a long-time interest in promoting musical appreciation, she lectured for over 20 years on a wide variety of musical topics for the Road Scholar program at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She has also taught across the curriculum in the Graduate Institute in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College, including seminars in philosophy, literature, political science, and the history of science, and she continues to lead community seminars on classic texts.

Winner of the International Alliance of Women in Music’s 2018 Alex Shapiro Prize for Kaleidoscope for Wind Symphony, Macaulay has also received awards from the International Delius Composition Competition (Vocal and Chamber Music Categories), Meet The Composer, the Charles Ives Center for American Music, the International League of Women in Music and the International Alliance of Women in Music, the National Women’s Music Resource Center, and the Cornell Center for the Creative Arts. She has received commissions from the Cornell University Wind Symphony and multiple commissions from the Empire State Youth Orchestra String Ensemble. She is active in the Baltimore Composers Forum, and her music has been performed at colleges and universities across the country.

For more information about Macaulay and her work, including audio and video clips, visit: JaniceMacaulayMusic.com.

Albums

Brass Tacks

Release Date: May 13, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6428
21st Century
Chamber
Trombone
Trumpet
BRASS TACKS from Navona Records offers far more than the fundamental idioms of classical music. While the works featured on this album pay homage to great classical and romantic composers, subtle contemporary flairs shine throughout this collection. Odd meters, blue notes, ferocious brass writing, and imaginative deviations from traditional song structures seamlessly push the envelope for brass repertoire. Delve into the rich sound of brass soloists and ensembles in this compelling multi-composer album.
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Quadrants Vol 3

Release Date: July 12, 2019
Catalog Number: NV6239
21st Century
Chamber
String Quartet
The works of the eight composers on QUADRANTS 3 display both the broad scope of styles and energies that the string quartet can produce, while also highlighting the individual talents of each artist. The resident ensemble for QUADRANTS 3, Altius Quartet, who take their name from the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger), handles each piece with skill and flair.
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