Chris Malloy is an American composer living in Denver, Colorado.
His music has been presented in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, by Elizabeth Keusch, Jonathan Leathwood, the Auros Group for New Music, the East Coast Composers Ensemble, Crosscurrents, the Guildford International Festival of Contemporary Music, the Boston Cyberarts Festival, the Sonorities International Festival of Contemporary Music, the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival, the Master Singers, the Boston Cecilia Chorus, the Pennsylvania Wind Quintet, the Lydian and Alard String Quartets, the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, the Music on the Hill Orchestra, members of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and others.
After receiving a B.A. in Composition from Pennsylvania State University, where he studied with Burt Fenner and Maureen Carr, he earned a Ph.D. in Composition and Theory from Brandeis University, where his teachers included Allen Anderson, Martin Boykan, Eric Chasalow, Ed Cohen, Allan Keiler, Harold Shapero, and Yehudi Wyner.
He chairs the Composition and Theory Department in the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music. In the United States, he also has taught at Brandeis University and the New England Conservatory at Walnut Hill. In the United Kingdom, he has taught at the University of Surrey.