Margaret McAllister

Associate Professor

Career Highlights

  • Undergraduate work in film scoring, Berklee College of Music
  • Graduate studies in classical composition and music theory, Boston University
  • Studied with Theodore Antoniou, Milton Babbitt, Lukas Foss, Oliver Knussen, Toru Takemitsu, and Joan Tower
  • Received fellowships and residencies from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Festival at Sandpoint, Scotia Festival of Music, Centres Acanthes, Avignon, and the June in Buffalo Festival
  • Commissions and performances from many professional solo artists and performing ensembles, including the New Millennium Ensemble, Alea III, Boston Composers String Quartet, Tapestry, Krousis, Pandora's Vox, Ives Quartet, Seraphim Singers, as well as on National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Cofounder of Crosscurrents, a new music platform dedicated to performing the works of young and emerging composers
  • Artistic director and founder of Hyperprism, the contemporary concert series at Boston College
  • Copresident of Composers in Red Sneakers
  • Faculty member at Boston College
  • Works published by Anniesland Music, Glasgow, and available on the MDG label