A graduate of UCLA in music and the child of European trained professional violinists, Adrienne Albert began studying the piano at age 4 and composition at 10. She had the good fortune to have had great teachers: for piano, Jacob Gimpel and Aube Tzerko in Los Angeles, Joanna Graudan at the Aspen Music School and early composition studies with Saul Kaplan and Leonard Stein. After enjoying a lengthy hiatus performing other people’s music, she returned to studying composition with Stephen “Lucky” Mosko at CalArts and orchestration with Albert Harris.

“Music has always been a central part of my life. Whether it has been performing, singing, or composing, it is the thread that weaves through each part of my being. I find joy in every form of music, and my life has been an eclectic patchwork of music ranging from avant-garde 20th century vocal and choral music to Baroque, ethnic, folk music, jazz, popular, and of course, classical music. We are each an amalgam of our pasts, influenced by our individual experiences, and I have been extremely fortunate in having an extraordinary past which informs my present and makes me look forward with great enthusiasm to the future.”

DaffodilsVoicing: SSAATTBB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 3:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: William Wordsworth  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Spring  Descriptive Terms: Celebration, Flowers, Happiness, Life, Spring  First Performance: Mar 02, 2013: The Gregg Smith Singers, Gregg Smith, St. Peters Church, New York, NY Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 1/320~2016-Q1)
NightVoicing: SATB  Solo(s): Soprano, Alto  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 6:28  Notation: Standard  Text Source: William Blake  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Easter, Epiphany, Good Friday, Lent, Palm Sunday, Spring  Descriptive Terms: Cries, Health, Night, Sickness, Tender  First Performance: Jul 17, 2008: Gregg Smith Singers, Gregg Smith, Saranac Lake, NY Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 1/13)
MalalaVoicing: SSAA  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 6:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Combination of syllables, Sayings of Malala  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Graduation, Spring  Descriptive Terms: Celebration, Hope, Joyful, Powerful, Uplifting, Women  First Performance: Oct 31, 2015: The Cornell University Chorus, Robert Isaacs, Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 1/558~2016-Q4)