The music of Caroline Mallonée (b. 1975, Baltimore, MD) has been performed in New York City at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, Bargemusic, Roulette, Tenri Cultural Center, Town Hall, Tonic and National Sawdust, as well as at the Tribeca New Music Festival, Long Leaf Opera Festival, Carlsbad Music Festival, Bennington Chamber Music Conference, Cambridge Summer Music Festival (UK), Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, 21st Century Schizoid Music, by American Opera Projects, on the New Music New Haven series and at Boston’s Jordan Hall. Her music has been performed in the U.S., the Netherlands, Wales, England, Iceland, Japan, Italy, Brazil and Mexico, and has been broadcast several times over National Public Radio on Garrison Keillor's “A Prairie Home Companion.” Several of her choral pieces, including her Christmas carol, The Carolers at My Door, are published by Boosey & Hawkes.
Mallonée holds a Ph.D. from Duke University, a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music, and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. A Fulbright award recipient, she spent a year in The Netherlands studying with Dutch composer Louis Andriessen and has also studied with Mario Davidovsky, Joseph Schwantner, Stephen Jaffe, Scott Lindroth, Evan Ziporyn and Pamela Layman Quist.
She is the director of The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat, a week-long program held in New England each June. She is Academic Dean at The Walden School Young Musicians Program in Dublin, NH, where she has been on the faculty since 1996. This season includes performances by the Buffalo Chamber Players, Vocalis Chamber Choir, Verdant Vibes, Resonant Tones, and Vox 16, among others.
Mallonée is the composer-in-residence for the Buffalo Chamber Players.