Iron Composer 2012 Finalists

David Carter (Evanston) holds degrees from Yale University (B.A. English Literature, 1996) and the University of Southern California Law School (J.D., 1999), and worked as an attorney for four years before turning to music full-time in 2004. David is a doctoral student in music composition at Northwestern University.


Anne Goldberg (New York) is the founder and artistic director of the Synthesis Aesthetics Project, a collaborative between musicians, dancers, multimedia and spoken word artists. In addition to Synthesis, Ms. Goldberg co-founded the new music ensemble Tempus Continuum Ensemble, and is a member of the Reform@ trio, premiering and performing both her own music and that of other 20th and 21st Century composers.


Julie Hill (New York) enjoyed a short career as an actress and a singer of popular genres, before finding concert music. During this time, she toured the country as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and returned to New York to perform her original music at numerous venues in the East Village, Lower East Side, and Brooklyn.


Caroline Mallonée (Buffalo) holds a Ph.D. from Duke University, a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. A Fulbright award recipient, she spent a year in The Netherlands studying with Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.


Mark Popeney (Los Angeles) holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, an Masters from UCLA, and a Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley. He teaches music theory, composition, and music production at USC and secondary schools around Los Angeles. Mark is an avid singer and guitarist, and has performed with and led numerous ensembles in many styles.


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