Tanner Porter is a composer-performer and songwriter. In her “original art songs that are by turns seductive and confessional” (Steve Smith, The New Yorker), Tanner explores her passion for storytelling, often framing her work within the imagery of the California coast she grew up on. Tanner’s orchestral works have been commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra (conductor David Alan Miller), the New York Youth Symphony (conductor Michael Repper), Nu Deco Ensemble (conductor Jacomo Bairos), and the Phillips Exeter Academy choir and chamber orchestra (conductor Rohan Smith), among others. Tanner contributed the music for Claudia Schreier’s ballet “Slipstream,” commissioned by the Boston Ballet (music direction by Mischa Santora), and is thrilled to be collaborating with Schreier on “Kin,” a new work for the San Francisco Ballet, to be premiered in 2023. As an arranger, Tanner orchestrated Grammy award-winning songwriter Aoife O’Donovan’s “America, Come” for premiere with the Orlando Philharmonic (conductor Eric Jacobsen), and co-arranged Holst’s “The Planets” for the Bridgeport Symphony and Dance Heginbotham (music direction by Jacobsen). Tanner was a 2022 Early Career Musician in Residence at Dumbarton Oaks, and has attended the Aspen Music Festival, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Her works have been presented at Carnegie Hall, the Prototype Festival, the Miami Light Box, the Mizzou International Composers Festival, New Music Detroit’s Strange Beautiful Music, New Music Gathering, and the American Composers Orchestras Connecting ACO Community virtual series. She was a 2019 recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Scholarship. Her most recent album of songs, The Summer Sinks, was recorded with LA-based studio Oak House Recording and can be heard on all streaming platforms. Tanner holds degrees in composition from the University of Michigan’s SMTD (BM) and the Yale School of Music (MM). She is a member of ANTiCX collective.