Dorian Wallace

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Composer
  • Improviser
  • Pianist
  • Music therapist
  • Political activist

Dorian Wallace is an American composer, Improvisation, pianist, music therapist, and political activist based in New York City. His work is inspired by socio-political issues and existential concepts, often incorporating improvisation. [1]


Wallace is a co-founding member of the contemporary classical collective Tenth Intervention and founder of New Music Organizing Caucus, a contemporary classical grassroots labor group. [2][3] During the COVID-19 pandemic, along with Frank London and Hajnal Pivnick, Wallace composed a city-wide composition "For Our Courageous Workers". [4][5][6] In 2020, he founded New Music Organizing Caucus, a grassroots collective of music workers focused on labor practices within the contemporary classical music industry. Wallace is a member of Sing In Solidarity, a socialist movement choir in New York City that performs music from the international and domestic left. [7] He accompanies modern dance class and teaches music Martha Graham Dance Company [8], and mindfulness meditation and music therapy at the American Humanist Association. [9][10] Wallace is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and the Industrial Workers of the World.[11]


  1. "Biography". DORIAN WALLACE.
  2. "New Music Workers Grassroots Movement". New Music Organizing Caucus.
  3. "Team". Tenth Intervention - progressive new music in New York City.
  4. Brodeur, Michael Andor. "Music for the pandemic: A hand-washing opera, a fanfare for nurses and a socially distant chorus" – via
  5. Passy, Charles (April 27, 2020). "New Yorkers Encouraged to Join in Symphonic Fanfare for Workers" – via
  6. "Artists in the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation With The Wooster Group's Kate Valk". The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side. May 14, 2020.
  7. "Sing in Solidarity". Sing in Solidarity.
  8. S, M. "Staff & Faculty".
  9. "Providing Mindfulness Meditation to Humanists". November 6, 2020.
  10. "Further Reflection". AHA Center for Education. June 1, 2020.
  11. "@socialecologyproject Instagram profile with posts and stories -".

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