Elizabeth Blachly-Dyson is a molecular biologist turned composer. She has played the cello in the Marylhurst Symphony and the Pacific Crest Youth Sinfonietta, and both orchestras have performed her compositions. Her piece, “Together” was performed by the BRAVO Youth Orchestra and the McMinville High School choir at Governor Kate Brown’s inauguration on Jan. 9, 2017. Her duet “Burning Foliage” for viola and piano won Fear No Music’s 2017 call for scores. Her chamber works have been performed at concerts organized by Cascadia Composers and the Crazy Jane Composers. Elizabeth has studied composition with Dr. Robert Priest, Tomas Svoboda and Jonathan Newman, and is currently studying with Kenji Bunch.