Kristi McGarity

Residence: Austin, USA

Kristi McGarity is a graduate student in music composition with a background in both acoustic and electronic media. While growing up in Austin, she studied oboe with Beth Sanders, and went on to earn a degree in oboe performance from the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Harry Sargous. In Ann Arbor, she wrote and produced an album of electronic dance music under the name Opposite Day, which resulted in a number one regional radio hit. Kristi has since returned to Austin to seek a Master of Music degree from the University of Texas, where she studies composition with Russell Pinkston and Donald Grantham. She free-lances as a performing oboist, and has played with the UT New Music Ensemble under the direction of Dan Welcher. Her teaching experience includes electronic music classes at Austin Community College and a full studio of oboe students. Kristi is an active member of SCI (Society of Composers, Inc.), TCMN (Texas Computer Musicians Network), and SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.) Recently, her work “AM Fugue” for violin and tape was selected for performance at both the 1999 SEAMUS National Conference and the 1999 SCI National Conference.

Date: March 28, 2003