JUSTIN TIERNEY’S music was declared “superb, robust, and grand” by the Boston Globe who avowed that “Tierney’s dark-hued music had polished,
ominous richness… and sound-worlds that were cogent and immediate.” 

His music has been performed and recorded by ensembles  such as WetInk, The Firebird Ensemble, Experiments in Opera - Hotel Elefant, the Kyodai Brass Quintet, The Ciompi String Quartet, Yale Trombone Quartet, The Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale, Tufts Symphony Orchestra, and soloists such as Joanna Kurkowicz, and Fumito Nunoya, among others.

Tierney has worked with composers such as Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay KernisChristopher TheofanidisEzra LadermanRyan Vigil, John McDonald,  Jeffrey Johnson and Douglas Townsend.  He holds degrees from Yale, Tufts, and the University of Bridgeport, and is currently pursuing a PhD at Duke University under Stephen Jaffe. 

Tierney has taught music composition at Yale College and Music Notation at the University of Bridgeport. He was born in West Haven, CT (1984) and currently resides in Durham, NC with his wife 
Michiko Tierney, a photographer.