I’m a composer of the ‘classical’ variety with an affinity for the avant garde, based in Buffalo, NY. Many of my pieces utilize graphics or other non musical sources as a framework, treated with different degrees of intuition and literal translation,  to create music with an unexpected shape and content. I very rarely compose a piece in the same method multiple times. I have a fondness of gesture, non functional harmony, extended techniques, odd timbres, and low sounds.

I’m currently a PhD candidate at Suny Buffalo, studying composition under David Felder and Jeff Stadelman. In 2013, I received my MM in composition at the Hartt School (University of Hartford), studying with Robert Carl and David Macbride, and  in 2010 I graduated from Butler University with a BM in Music Composition, having studied with Michael Schelle, Frank Felice, and James Aikman. I am an electric bassist.

Any musicians interested in giving my music a go, I would love to hear from you! Please contact me through the comments.

I’m almost certain I’m the only person ever named Meredith Gilna.

Proud alumna of the Jordan College of Fine Arts Composer’s Orchestra
(In the center)

2 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Hi my names Keenan Ruffin, I’m a undergraduate jazz performance major looking to getting into performing new music, do you by chance have any chamber works available for solo guitar?
    Thank you – KR

  2. Hi Keenan! I have one work for solo guitar called Talon. It’s for electric and uses a lot of effects like the feedback from an electric razor. I also have an older, maybe more conservative work for violin and acoustic guitar and a graphic score applicable to electric guitar quartet. If interested, email me at mjgilna(at)gmail(dot)com

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