Myra Melford Interviewed

Source: San Francisco Classical Voice.

Myra Melford has long explored the outer reaches of improvised and composed music and shared her discoveries around the world. After college in Washington state, she established a long-held base in Manhattan’s downtown avant-garde scene. Although she maintains that connection, we can count ourselves lucky that she now maintains a home in the Bay Area; a 16-year job teaching improvisation and composition at the University of California, Berkeley; and a role as curator of jazz programming with the campus’s Cal Performances organization.