Dr. Allison Ogden

Lecturer, Composition


An advocate for pioneering art and music, multi-media collaborations and cross-cultural partnerships, electro-acoustic composer Allison Ogden began studying composition at age 13 with Andrew Waggoner of Syracuse University. In 1997 she entered the Eastman School of Music as a double major, where she studied clarinet with Kenneth Grant and composition with Augusta Read Thomas, Joseph Schwantner, Christopher Rouse and David Liptak. It was during her time at Eastman that she became passionate about computer/electro-acoustic/multi-media works, after studying computer music with Alan Schindler at the Eastman Computer Music Center. In 2001 she moved to Chicago and entered the University of Chicago’s PhD program in music composition, where she studied computer music with Howard Sandroff and composition with Shulamit Ran, Marta Ptaszynska, Elzbieta Sikora, Bernard Rands and Kotoka Suzuki. She received a PhD in Music Composition and Computer Music from the University of Chicago in June, 2008. Dr. Ogden has taught numerous music courses at the University of Louisville, including Music in Western Civilization, Women in Music, Music Composition, Orchestration and Music Theory.