Past Resident

Allison McIntosh

Allison McIntosh is a Midwest-based composer originally from the Pacific Northwest. McIntosh graduated with a Master of Music in composition from the New England Conservatory, where she studied under Michael Gandolfi. She also graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts in music. In 2018, McIntosh began a Doctorate of Music at the University of Kansas. McIntosh has attended festivals such as the Walden School Creative Musician’s Retreat and the Wyoming New Music Festival, and her music has been performed by many talented musicians including the Washington Masters Chorale and members of the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra. She has attended workshops with many brilliant composers, including Sofia Gubaidulina, Thomas Ades, and Joan Tower. She has also taken lessons with composers Christopher Theofanidis, Malcolm Peyton, and John McDonald. McIntosh’s music often involves influence from literature, and she is particularly interested in interpreting poetry through art song. Her music also often connects her passion for music history to her interest in innovation and experimentation. She has seen her works performed at Boston Symphony Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, and the National Presbyterian Church, as well as many other venues throughout the country.