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music/Maker with Tyler Kline // Episode 12

Intentionality in Musical Craft with Daijana Wallace




On today's episode of music/Maker with Tyler Kline, Tyler is joined by Daijana Wallace. 

Daijana Wallace is a composer and educator based in Wichita, KS. Her music is an outward reflection of her own introspection, drawing inspiration from any and every thought that crosses her mind from the mundane aspects of daily life to specific memories about a percussive upstairs neighbor. 

Daijana’s compositions have been heard at venues such as Wichita Art Museum, and MASS MoCA, as well as PASIC and International Society of Basses conferences. Daijana holds Bachelors’ Degrees and a Master’s Degrees from Wichita State University and Michigan State University respectively. When she’s not busy composing, she’s teaching music in the greater Wichita area.

Daijana and Tyler wade into some complex and heavy subjects in this conversation: She shares how tragedy sparked her journey as a composer, the struggles she faced in her work after George Floyd's untimely demise, and what it took to bounce back from an ensuing artistic slump. Daijana also talks about how intentionality is a big part of her compositional thinking and even get to talk about some of her hobbies.

Daijana is pronounced Day-on-a, like spending a day-on-a beach.

Daijana is on the web at


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