Photo by Susanna Hancock
Cassie Wieland (b. 1994) is a composer of instrumental, vocal, and electroacoustic music. Through her work she delves into intimate subject matters of human connection, interaction, and expression in various ways, ranging from exploration of found text to forming connections between natural phenomena and everyday life.
Cassie’s music has been featured at events such as the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the SCI National Student Conference, the Red Note New Music festival, the Electronic Music Midwest/Electronic Music Eastern festival, and the Maryland Wind Festival. She has been commissioned and performed by Ritual Action, Ensemble Dal Niente, the Illinois Modern Ensemble, Ascending Duo, Great Noise Ensemble, and the Illinois State University Wind Symphony, among others. Cassie has also been twice recognized as an ASCAP Morton Gould finalist and as the 2018 composer in residence for the Maryland Wind Festival.
Cassie is currently working in Brooklyn as a freelance composer, a label assistant for Cantaloupe Music, and an audio apprentice for Roulette Intermedium. She holds a BM degree in Composition from Illinois State University and an MM degree in Composition from the University of Illinois.
Recent/upcoming projects include ANATOMY, a series of solo works for various instruments each focusing on a different part of the human body, as well as chamber works for Chromic and Unheard-of//Ensemble.
She enjoys string lights, cooking in her tiny kitchen, and going for a run about once a month.