Tina Tallon (b. 1990) is a San Diego-based composer, computer musician, soprano, and arts documentarian pursuing her doctoral studies in composition at the University of California, San Diego. Her music has been performed around the world by such esteemed musicians as Ensemble Intercontemporain, wild Up, Talea, HOCKET Duo, Tony Arnold, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Calder Quartet, members of the JACK Quartet, h2 quartet, and Transient Canvas. Her first string quartet, selective defrosting, won grand prize in the 2013 PARMA Student Composer Competition and her pieces studies on the intensification of light and shadow and sear were finalists for the 2016 and 2017 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, respectively. She was also the recipient of a 2016 Barlow Endowment General Commission to support the composition of new work for violist and composer Kurt Rohde for viola and live electronics. Other recent commissioners include wild Up, Steven Schick and the La Jolla Symphony, HOCKET Duo, the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, soundSCAPE Festival, and Transient Canvas. Her music has been presented internationally at festivals, conferences, and workshops including IRCAM's ManiFeste, the LA Philharmonic’s National Composers Intensive, New Music Gathering, International Saxophone Symposium, N_SEME, the PARMA Music Festival, Cortona Sessions for New Music, soundSCAPE festival, New Music on the Point, UC Davis Composition Workshop, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Academically, her research interests include embodied music cognition, computational modeling of energetic relationships between various musical parameters based upon Newtonian mechanics, technological mediation of the human voice, development of software for spectral analysis and composition, algorithmic composition, and computational approaches to musicological inquiry. In addition to research grants from Brandeis University, she won one of four inaugural Katzin Prize Fellowships to fund her research at UCSD. Ms. Tallon holds B.S. degrees in Biological Engineering and Music from MIT and an M.F.A in Composition and Music Theory from Brandeis University. Her primary composition teachers include Peter Child, David Rakowski, and Lei Liang, and she has studied computer music with Tom Erbe and Miller Puckette. Ms. Tallon is also the owner and lead documentarian of SALT Arts Documentation, a company that specializes in artistically-informed audiovisual recordings of the performing arts with a specialization in contemporary music, visual arts, theater, and dance.