Sally Lamb McCune, Composer

Described as “edgy, descriptive, and extremely soulful,” Sally Lamb McCune’s work ranges from solo and chamber music to works for band, orchestra, and choir.  A native of Detroit, McCune was educated at University of Toronto, California Institute of the Arts, and earned an MFA and DMA from Cornell University.  Her principal teachers have included Steven Stucky, Roberto Sierra and Mel Powell.  McCune’s music continues to gain national and international recognition with commissions and performances across North America and Europe. Awards include a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Whitaker New Reading Session from the American Composers Orchestra, grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Fund Creation Grant, Meet the Composer, ASCAP, and the Aaron Copland Recording Fund. Her work is published by G. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, Heritage Music Press and Murphy Music Press. McCune has taught at Cornell University, Syracuse University and is currently on the faculty at Ithaca College. 

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