Dorian Wallace


Dorian Wallace, MT-BC, is a composer, pianist, board-certified music therapist, and educator based in New York City. His work addresses socio-political issues and philosophical concepts that often incorporate improvisation. He has collaborated with artists such as Bonita Oliver, John Sanborn, Paul Pinto, Pamela Z, Charlotte Mundy, Frank London, and Nicholas Finch, to name a few.

Dorian is a co-founding artistic director of Tenth Intervention, a progressive music collective exploring the nexus of social justice and community engagement through contemporary music. He currently serves as Arts Program Coordinator at Rikers Island Correction Facility. Dorian spearheaded the New Music Organizing Caucus, a labor advocacy organization confronting systemic inequities in contemporary classical music. Dorian’s Mode is his podcast that fosters discussions around music, creativity, politics, psychology, and philosophy, among other things. He has performed for political figures such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jarvis Tyner, Angela Davis, Gerald Horne, Blade Nzimande, and Sing In Solidarity.