Described as “contemporary, edgy, descriptive, and extremely soulful,” Sally Lamb McCune has become an important voice in the rising generation of American composers. Her works, which range from solo and chamber pieces to music for chorus, wind ensemble and orchestra, are convincing and evocative, often blending the traditional with the avant-garde. McCune lives and works in Ithaca, New York, where she teaches at Ithaca College.

Recent Works & Publications

  • Discendi, Amor Santo

    Discendi, Amor Santo

    Combining the 15th century Bianco Da Siena text Laudi Spiritualis with a single verse from Christina Rossetti’s A Christmas Carol. …Read More »
  • The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

    The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

    for Women’s Chorus and Piano Accompaniment (SSAA) now available from Heritage Music Press, Janet Galvan Series.Read More »
  • Oseh Shalom

    Oseh Shalom

    Judith Clurman Rejoice: Honoring the Jewish Spirit Choral Series. This popular song by Debbie Friedman is a beautiful and complex …Read More »




  • With a driving, Appalachian-style folk melody, wide ranges that show off the mature treble voice, and a full range of dynamic contrasts, “Go Dig My Grave” is sure to be a show stopper.

    – Roger Dean, Publishing Company –
  • It is a joy to include the fine music of Sally Lamb McCune in my choral series at Hal Leonard!

    – Judith Clurman, conductor –
  • Sally Lamb McCune is becoming one of America’s leading composers of choral music. This arrangement combining “Materna,” “America the Beautiful” and “Amazing Grace” is a tour de force for any outstanding choir and will certainly become the standard for any patriotic arrangments to follow.

    -Hal Leonard, Mark Foster Series –
  • Sally’s music is full of vibrancy and creativity. Her craft is extremely well-honed and her orchestration for the wind ensemble exploits the myriad of colors the medium offers. She hits the sweet spot of developing ideas to their logical conclusion but not past that point. Sally is a true artist.

    -Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner , Director of Bands, University of Georgia –