composer - guitarist
Sean McFarland (b. 1991) is a composer from Baltimore, MD, that writes music dealing with the human experience. He has studied under a wide variety of composers including Stuart Saunders Smith, Linda Dusman, Roger Reynolds, and Ian Power. Currently, Sean is
photo by Melissa Nunn
a Master of Music candidate in Music Composition at the Peabody Conservatory, working with Michael Hersch. There, he is attending as a recipient of the Philip D. Glass Endowed Scholarship.
An avid collaborator, Sean has previously created works with The Atlas
Composer’s Collective and Rhymes With Opera, in addition to writing multiple
pieces for dance. He has also written for some of America’s most distinguished
performers, including Gleb Kanasevich and the JACK Quartet.
Outside of composing, Sean is an eccentric multidisciplinary guitarist who
performs styles ranging from gospel music to free improvisation, while maintaining
a private studio of students. Thoroughly entrenched in the DIY ethic, Sean works
with Charm City Art Space and other organizations to promote and preserve
independent music in Baltimore. Most recently, he completed “My Name Means the
Shape that I Am” for vocalizing flute quartet.
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