Karen A. Tarlow

Born in the Boston, Massachusetts area, Karen A. Tarlow now lives in Western Massachusetts and composes music on commission. She has written for a wide range of vocal and instrumental forces, including ballets, solo and chamber works, choral music and music for orchestra. Most recently, she composed music for the Da Camera Singers; a new work for the Hampshire Young People’s Chorus; and completed music for a series of multi-media ballets for children for Picture Book Theatre and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Ms. Tarlow recently retired from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was Assistant Professor of Music Theory. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Composition from Boston University, and is a member of ASCAP. Ms. Tarlow’s music is published by E.C. Schirmer (Boston, MA), Subito Music/Seesaw Press (Verona, NJ), and Treble Clef Music Press (Chapel Hill, North Carolina). She is a volunteer for several non-profit organizations.