Sky Macklay

Sky Macklay is a composer, oboist (with Ghost Ensemble), and installation artist based in Baltimore, where she is Assistant Professor of Composition at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Her music is conceptual yet expressive, exploring extreme contrasts, surreal tonality, audible processes, humor, and the physicality of sound. Sky’s work has been recognized with awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Chamber Music America, ASCAP, MacDowell, and Civitella Ranieri. Recent projects include an opera set in a uterus, a set of mnemonic songs for mushroom hunters, and three interactive installations of harmonica-playing inflatable sculptures.