The music of Chicago-based composer and oboist Sky Macklay is conceptual yet expressive, exploring extreme contrasts, audible processes, humor, and the physicality of sound. She has been commissioned by Chamber Music America, the Fromm Foundation, and the Barlow Endowment. Her recent projects include an opera set in a uterus and two installations of harmonica-playing inflatable sculptures. Sky completed her D.M.A. at Columbia University and is Assistant Professor at Valparaiso University. Her music is published by C. F. Peters.