Kaley Lane Eaton is a composer and vocalist currently based in Seattle, WA. Her work has been performed across the US and internationally, in venues ranging from Hong Kong concert halls, to the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Seattle's Live Music Project calls Eaton's work "startling," "intriguing" and "enjoyable ... fresh, thoughtful and, importantly in the nova music area, pleasant on first hearing." With a background as a multi-genre vocalist, instrumentalist, and teacher, Eaton's work crosses genre boundaries, exploring how the voice, body, and unconscious world of the performer can provide musical data through electronics and improvisation.
In addition to frequently producing and performing in happenings of her own work in bars, concert halls, and living rooms, she has collaborated with and been commissioned by multiple solo artists and chamber ensembles across the country including forty/sixty, Strange Interlude, violist Heather Bentley, and saxophonist Steve Treseler. In 2015, her orchestral work hummingbird/butterfly won the University of Washington/Seattle Symphony Orchestra reading competition, resulting in a public reading of the work by SSO. She has been awarded residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (2017 associate artist with master artist Derek Bermel) and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (2017 Holland and Knight Fellow). Her electroacoustic opera lily [bloom in my darkness], featuring an original libretto by Canadian author felicia klingenberg and choreography by Karin Stevens, premiered in June 2017 with the support of 4Culture's Tech Specific Grant Program. lily is also the recipient of the 2017 International Alliance for Women In Music's Pauline Oliveros New Genre prize for works exploring electroacoustic media and innovative form/style.
In addition to her life as a performer and creator, Eaton is a seasoned teaching artist and arts education activist, having taught in socially conscious music programs around the US. She has developed and taught courses at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Associate Composer program, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, Boston Public Schools, Watertown Children's Theatre (Boston), Arts Corps (Seattle), Pacific Chorale Academy, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, where she was recently a teaching artist, arranger, and performer with the Lullaby Project. Eaton holds a DMA in composition from the University of Washington and is a Teaching Artist with the Seattle Symphony.