Kathryn Salfelder

Kathryn Salfelder has written works for the Albany Symphony, Boston Musica Viva, United States Air Force Band – Washington D.C., American Bandmasters Association, New York Virtuoso Singers, and Japan Wind Ensemble Conductors Conference (JWECC). She is recipient of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize, Ithaca College Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize, and USAF Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel Award, and her music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, New England Philharmonic, Yale Philharmonia, Dallas Wind Symphony, and by over one hundred ensembles at the nation’s leading universities and conservatories.

Her works for wind ensemble, Cathedrals, Crossing Parallels, Ungrounded Base, Shadows Ablaze, and Stylus Phantasticus, have been presented internationally in twelve countries and are published by Boosey & Hawkes and Kon Brio (ASCAP). Recordings are available on GIA WindWorks, Klavier, and Fontec. Kathryn’s writings on the compositional process appear in Composers on Composing for Band, Vol. 4, and analyses of her music are included in GIA’s Teaching Music through Performance in Band series.

Kathryn is a DMA candidate at New England Conservatory. She earned a M.M. in Composition from the Yale School of Music and a B.M. in Composition with Academic Honors from NEC. Her primary teachers are Michael Gandolfi, Aaron Jay Kernis, and David Lang. She is the recipient of NEC’s 2009 Donald Martino Award for Excellence in Composition, 2009 George Chadwick Medal, and 2012 Tourjee Alumni Scholarship.