Kayla Spellenberg is a composer and guitarist from North Reading, Massachusetts. Her compositional portfolio includes solo, chamber and orchestral music. Before attending Berklee College of Music, she participated in Berklee City Music and studied jazz guitar with Tomo Fujita and Colin Sapp. Kayla declared the major of Composition in 2019, and has been mentored by Allen LeVines, Marti Epstein, and Richard Carrick. Her compositions include extended notational techniques and avant-garde musical aesthetics. Influenced by composers such as Messiaen, Debussy, and Schoenberg, Kayla has participated in many of Berklee’s classical ensembles such as Carrick’s Composer Ensemble Neither/Nor, Spontaneous Composition, and Modern Writing Ensemble. She is also the Vice President of Berklee’s Society of Composers. In May of 2022, Kayla will be commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S Army National Guard as a Medical Services officer. Kayla participated in Northeastern University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (U.S Army) program. She was also enlisted in the National Guard under the 182nd Infantry Company, Brigade Support Battalion. Kayla will be attending graduate school for composition in 2022.