About Whimsically Macabre


Stacy Fahrion is an alt-classical composer, pianist, and educator based in Colorado.  Stacy's piano music is published by Piano Pronto, and includes books such as Whimsy and Wonder, Lullabies for Arachnophobes, These Are Odd Times, and Polyrhythms for Pianists. A lot of Stacy's music is written in a made-up genre called "whimsically macabre," although their more recent music is often more meditative, polyrhythmic, and in just intonation.   

Stacy believes in making every piece sound magical and otherworldly, and in inspiring all piano students to compose and improvise their own music. When not composing, Stacy can be found hiking in the beautiful Rocky mountains, playing chess, or doing some chaotic gardening. 

Stacy holds a Master's Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa, but didn't start composing their own music until nearly a decade after earning that degree. They are grateful to their mentors on this composing journey, especially Jacob Adler and Michael Harrison