About this Artist
Tina Tallon (b. 1990) is a San Diego-based composer, computer musician, soprano, and arts documentarian pursuing her doctoral studies in composition at the University of California, San Diego. Her music has been performed around the world by such esteemed musicians as Tony Arnold, Talea, the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Calder Quartet, members of the JACK Quartet, h2 quartet, and Transient Canvas. Her first string quartet, selective defrosting, won grand prize in the 2013 PARMA Student Composer Competition and her saxophone concerto, studies on the intensification of light and shadow, was a finalist for the 2016 ASCAP Morton Gould Award. Recent commissioners include the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble, soundSCAPE Festival, Transient Canvas, and the OSU Frontiers New Music Ensemble. Ms. Tallon holds B.S. degrees in Biological Engineering and Music from MIT and an M.F.A in Composition and Music Theory from Brandeis University. Her primary teachers include Peter Child, David Rakowski, and Lei Liang. Ms. Tallon is also the owner and lead documentarian of SALT Arts Documentation, a company that specializes in artistically-informed audiovisual recordings of the performing arts.