Madelyn Byrne is an active composer of both acoustic and electronic music. Some recent compositions include In A Winter Landscape (commissioned and recorded by Peter Sheridan), Nocturne for Orchestra (commissioned by the Palomar Symphony Orchestra), For ANWR (commissioned by Yoon Jeong Heo), and Rain, Sea, and Sky (commissioned by the NOISE Ensemble).
Past honors include ASCAPlus Awards, honorable mention in the “Suoni di Legno” competition, winner of the Friends and Enemies of New Music Composition Competition, and recordings on MOVE, Innova, Everglade, and New World/CRI Records. Madelyn’s music has also been selected for a wide range of new music festivals including several International Computer Music Conferences, Electronic Music Midwest, WIU’s New Music Festival, Imagine II, and Merging Voices among others. Her music has received additional national and international performances and broadcasts on television, radio, and the internet. Madelyn completed her DMA in Composition at The Graduate Center in 1999 and joined the Palomar College Faculty in the Fall 2000 semester. Madelyn has also been a guest composer at Columbia University’s Computer Music Center.