Originally from Maryland, Margaret Boswell is a composer, pianist, and teacher currently based in the Boston area.
She holds a BM in Composition and Keyboard Studies from Samford University, an MM in Composition from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Longy School of Music as well. Her studies have included compositional instruction with Joel Davis, Mark Lackey, John Morrison, and Paul Brust, and piano instruction under Kathryn Fouse, and Esther Ning Yau.
As a passionate educator, she holds positions at Arlington Piano and the Sharon Music Academy where she teaches piano, composition, theory, coaches chamber music, and accompanies students of all ages. Her strong affinity for teaching stems from her love of musical stories, psychology, the art of communication, and the ever evolving exploration of music and how it is taught.
As a composer, she enjoys exploring the sonic possibilities of both ‘standard’ and more unusual instrumentations. To that end, her recent large work Field Notes, scored for viola, trombone, tuba, and piano received its premiere in 2018 at the New England Conservatory. Her works have been performed by Sybarite 5, the Amernet String Quartet, Duo con Fuoco, the Horzsowksi Trio, Ensemble Uncaged, and the Longy Conservatory Orchestra. As well as concert music, Margaret is an active composer of music for film, including a recent short film titled ‘Chasing Kites’. As a singer/songwriter, she has been heard live on NPR affiliate WTMD’s The Baltimore Hit Parade radio show and co-wrote an EP with her Atlanta based band Halter Kids. In the last few years she has had the privilege to see her compositions performed by artists like Syberite 5, The Amernet String Quartet, Duo con Fuoco, the Horzsowksi Trio, the Longy School of Music Orchestra, and more.