Music Department
Holloway Hall

Tara Gladden

Tara GladdenTara Gladden is currently a Lecturer teaching Music Theory 1 and Music Appreciation.  She holds a MFA from Brooklyn College in Performance and Interactive Media Arts and a BM from Boston University in Voice Performance.  She has studied voice with Ella Lou Dimmock and Phyllis Curtin, and computer music, electro-acoustic music and composition with David Smith, Douglas Cohen and David Grubbs. While at Brooklyn College, Tara came in contact with many esteemed composers and artists.  She had the pleasure of meeting and attending lectures given by Terry Riley and Morton Subotnick, took workshops with Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk and Joan La Barbara and studied independently with artist/architect Vito Acconci.

Tara is active as a composer, voice/laptop performer and producer of original audio-visual works with her husband and artistic partner David Gladden.  Together they have presented their multi-disciplinary work internationally in festivals and venues in New York City, Berlin-Germany and Rio de Janiero-Brazil.  Tara collaborates regularly with video and performance artists creating compositions for multi-media projects.  She has worked as Musical Director/Composer with Adhesive Theatre Company and Global Theatre Ensemble for whom she composed a score (with David Gladden, David Smith and Hallvadur Asgeirsson) for the first ever theatre production presented at the United Nations.  She can be heard on recordings with well-known jazz artists Herbie Hancock, Craig Handy and Mark Whitfield as well as on self-produced recordings with her long time collective art/music group, Near East Family.