Elliott Miles McKinley

Biography

Elliott Miles McKinley’s music has been performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Commissions include those from the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Music Society, the SOLI Chamber Music Ensemble, the Mirari Brass QuintetTransient CanvasHub New Music, the Estrella Consort, the Janàček Trio, and the Martinů String Quartet. His orchestral works have been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Czech Radio Symphony, and his music featured on international festivals including the BGSU Contemporary Music Festival, the Ernest Bloch Music Festival, and the University of Minnesota SPARK Festival. McKinley is a recipient of a number of awards and fellowships including a BMI Student Composer Award, a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and grants from Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, and the American Composers Forum. In 2012, his percussion concerto, Four Grooves, won the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival’s MusicNow competition. In 2020 he was awarded a fellowship in composition from the Rhode Island Council for the Arts and a fellowship and residency at the Bolgiasco Foundation Study Center. Among other honors, McKinley was awarded a New Frontiers for the Arts and Humanities grant from Indiana University, received several Indiana University Faculty Research Grants, and several Roger Williams University Foundation Grants. Also active as a performer and improviser, McKinley is a founding member of earWorm, an electroacoustic improvisation ensemble of composer-performers.

Currently, McKinley is Associate Professor of Music Composition, Theory, and Music Technology at Roger Williams University and is the founder and director of the Alba Music Festival Composition Program. From 2008 to 2012, he served as Assistant Professor of Music and Music Program Coordinator at Indiana University East, developing the music program, the music curriculum, and building the department's electronic and computer music studio. McKinley served as composer-in-residence at InverHills College in Minnesota, and he has taught composition and theory at the University of Minnesota School of MusicSt. Olaf College,  Washington and Lee University and the University of Tennessee School of Music

McKinley holds a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Minnesota. Among principal teachers are John McNeil in jazz studies, and composers Malcolm PeytonAlex LubetDoug GeersDavid GompperGeorge Balch WilsonMichael Daugherty, and William Bolcom

 

ACE Publications

41 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Elliott Miles McKinley Bow Shock Flute, Clarinet, Violin, and Cello
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Elliott Miles McKinley Betwixt Bach Violin Solo
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Elliott Miles McKinley Dialogues Violin and Viola
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Elliott Miles McKinley Memory Garden flute, cello, and piano
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Elliott Miles McKinley Re-Invention Piano
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Elliott Miles McKinley Soliloquy III soprano and steel pan
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Elliott Miles McKinley Soliloquy IV solo dulcimer
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Elliott Miles McKinley DREAM ANGEL vln, vla, pf
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Elliott Miles McKinley 101 for Nahre solo piano
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Elliott Miles McKinley Soliloquy II steel pan
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Elliott Miles McKinley SHADOW DANCER piano, violin, violoncello
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Elliott Miles McKinley RING OF FIRE clarinet, violin, cello, piano
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Elliott Miles McKinley ARIA saxophone quartet
soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Elliott Miles McKinley SOLILOQUY vibraphone
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Elliott Miles McKinley LAMENT -
bscl, marimba
Elliott Miles McKinley String Quartet No. 8 -
2 vn, va, vc
Elliott Miles McKinley Six Movements for Brass Quintet 2 tpt, hn, tbn, tba
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Elliott Miles McKinley Hashtag Zero - #Zero soloist -bcl, cl, tsax, ssax- percussion, electronics
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Elliott Miles McKinley Of Memories And Love: Summer 1978 fl, cl, vn, vc, pf, Sop
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Elliott Miles McKinley String Quartet No. 7 -
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Elliott Miles McKinley 50+ Times Three fl, vc, pf
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Elliott Miles McKinley FOUR GROOVES -
sax quartet, two pianos, solo percussion
Elliott Miles McKinley Three Portraits cl, vn, vc, pf
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Elliott Miles McKinley Sonata for Violin and Piano violin, piano
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