technically precise

compelling lyricism

dreamy and atmospheric

Octavia's music has been described as

Octavia McAloon writes music that exists firmly in the middle ground of her two musical traditions - Folk and Choral. Singing constantly since childhood, she became entranced with the depth of harmony choral music offered. Her passion for vocal music grew in tandem with her love of guitar.  In her classical training, she earned her BM in Vocal Performance (2013) from Cornish College of the Arts, and her MM in Choral Conducting (2018) and Certificate from the Yale School of Music and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, respectively. 


McAloon is most interested in music that delivers something genuinely new for its genre.  In her songwriting, her choral experience manifests in consistent use of intricately woven harmonies, creating a textural foundation for her body of work.  Her debut studio album, With Breath of Wind  was released on April 17th, 2020.