Sabrina Peña Young

An intermedia composer, percussionist, author, and obsessive sci-fi buff, Sabrina Peña Young creates mind-bending electroacoustic works that have been heard throughout Australia, Asia, North America, and Europe in media festivals, radio, film, dance clubs, random boom boxes in France - and as not-so-pleasant background music.Critics have described her music as “daunting,” “marvelously abstract,” and “robotic babbles.” Recent works include the album "Origins", released in 2008 and available on CD Baby and iTunes, and the world premier of her multimedia oratorio "Creation" at the Albert Taylor Theater in Decator, Illinois.Sabrina has a passion for writing too, and recently published "The Feminine Musique: Multimedia and Women Today", available at She has also written for the Kapralova Society Journal, Percussive Notes, Panpipes, the IAWM Music Journal, the SEAMUS Music Journal, and various fine arts websites.

Latest Posts

  • Get Rhythm: Notate It!

    This is part 2 of 2 in the Get Rhythm series.

    Learn about basics of rhythm, proper notation for writing rhythm, test your skills, and find additional resources to further strengthen your rhythmic ability. Continue reading

  • Get Rhythm: Finding the Beat

    Find the Beat
    This is part 1 of 2 in the Get Rhythm series.

    Develop rhythmic skills and musicianship using fun active listening exercises which can help everyone from a beginning music student to a professional improve. Continue reading

  • 10 Musical Ear Training Tips for the Adult Beginner

    explore your musicality
    This is part 24 of 24 in the Music & Life series.

    For adult beginner musicians, it’s particularly important to practice ear training and get those ears up to speed! Learn how to start with these top 10 tips. Continue reading

  • You Can Start Making Music At Any Age

    Learn music as an adult
    This is part 23 of 24 in the Music & Life series.

    It’s never too late to start learning music, and everybody is capable of becoming a strong performer. Learn how you can get started enjoying music-making. Continue reading

  • Music Production: Mixed 3 Ways

    Mixed 3 Ways: Mount Airy Films - Americana

    Next time you take on a collaborative mixing project, keep these tips in mind to explore the full range of musical possibilities and find the perfect mix. Continue reading

  • Music Production Listening Skills: Timbre, Frequency, and Bass Drums

    Aural Skills for Mixing Drum Frequencies

    Do some audio frequency ear training and you’ll find it easier to mix percussion, choose the perfect drum kits for your tracks, and adjust their EQ in the mix. Continue reading

  • Through Her Eyes: The Composer’s Voice

    International Women's Day

    March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a century-old global celebration of women’s political, social, and economic achievements, and an opportunity to combat domestic violence, poverty, and other crucial issues that face women today. To help celebrate IWD we invited Sabrina … Continue reading

  • Open Your Ears to 60×60

    The 60x60 project from Vox Novus
    This is part 6 of 10 in the Open Your Ears series.

    In the Open Your Ears series we cover a wide range of music: from opera to electronica, from Björk to Tuvan throat singing. (seriously, if you haven’t heard about throat singing, you’re missing out!) But if you want to have … Continue reading