Madeleine Moran is a composer, singer, and songwriter currently based in Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music, where she regularly performed her original songs at numerous campus events. She has since played at various venues in DC, such as the Tenleytown Art All Night festival and the Songbryd Vinyl Lounge.
Madeleine’s debut single, “Singing to Myself,” was be released on February 15th, 2019. Her song, “The Future is Female,” was selected as a finalist in the Just Music competition and was performed in City Recital Hall in Sydney Australia. Her songs, “Who Lets Me Do This” and “When Does It Stop,” were performed by actors in the New York Musical Festival.
Madeleine’s SATB choral piece, After Great Pain, was selected for the Student Composition Masterclass at the 2018 ACDA Eastern Conference, and was also a winner of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society Student Composition Project. Madeleine’s composition from the 2018 Lehigh University ACDA Summer Choral Composers Forum, Spirit for SSAA choir, was premiered by the Princeton Singers. An SATB arrangement of the piece will be premiered by the Sidwell Friends School chorus this May.
Madeleine’s woodwind quintet, Mud Puddles, was selected for the 2019 UNK New Music Festival and will be performed by the UNK Brass Quintet in March. Her woodwind quintet, i made this for you, was awarded an honorable mention in the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers Student Contest and was performed in their 2018 New Music Festival. The same piece was also performed by the professional woodwind quintet, Ensemble Bambou. A movement from Madeleine’s art song cycle of Emily Dickinson poems, Superb Surprise, was selected for performance during the Raleigh-Durham SAI Alumnae Chapter’s 2018-2019 season.
Madeleine sings as a choir member and a soloist at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Dupont Circle. During the holiday season, Madeleine’s caroling quartet, the Four Calling Birds, performed regularly at the District Wharf. In addition to composing, songwriting, and performing, Madeleine teaches private voice, piano, and songwriting lessons at Harmonic Music Studios in Chevy Chase.