Carleton Macy

Complete catalogs of compositions with pdf'd scores and parts and streaming audio can be accessed at

My catalog includes multiple works for:

saxophone quartets

woodwind quintets

concertos for saxophone and electric violin

solo piano and music for voice

piano with small ensemble

Orchestra, Band, and choir

CARLETON MACY (b. 1944) is a composer of works ranging from vocal and orchestral to jazz and music for non-western instruments. Macy's music often integrates a variety of historical and ethnic stylistic influences. His compositions have been performed throughout the US, in Europe and Asia, and are recorded on NAXOS, INNOVA, DAPHENO, ACCESS RECORDS and aca Digital Recordings. MacBHCpComposition teachers have included William Bergsma, Robert Suderberg, and Donal Michalsky. Macy is Professor Emeritus of Music at Macalester College where he taught since 1978. He taught Music Theory and Composition, and directed the Jazz Band, the Collegium Musicum, and an Improvisation Ensemble. Dr. Macy has an active interest in Non-Western music, having served as Artistic Director, conductor and performer with the Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble. He presently plays horn with Monterey Bay ensembles and bass drum with the Monterey Bay Pipe Band. Macy can be contacted by email at, at 651 357 6076, or by normal mail at 633 Spazier Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.


for saxophone quartet and string orchestra (band version available)