Carleton Macy

Carleton Macy (b. 1944) is a composer of works ranging from vocal and orchestral to jazz and music for non-western instruments, often integrating  a variety of historical and ethnic stylistic influences.  His compositions have been performed throughout the US, in Europe and Asia, and are recorded on  INNOVA, DAPHENO,  ACCESS RECORDS, aca Digital Recordings, and Latvian Radio. Macy's Composition teachers have included William Bergsma, Robert Suderberg, and Donal Michalsky.

Macy is Professor of Music at Macalester College where he has taught since 1978.  In addition to teaching theory and composition courses he directed the MacJazz big band, the Macalester Collegium Musicum, and a contemporary improvisation ensemble.  Dr. Macy has an active interest in Non-Western music, presently serving as Artistic Director, conductor and sheng performer with the Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble, and as a drummer with the Macalester Highland Pipe Band.


Macy can be contacted by email at <>, at 651 698 8650, or by normal mail at 200 Amherst Street, St. Paul, MN  55105.