I am a composer, performer, conductor, orchestrator and music technology specialist. My passion is to help people tell their stories by bringing their experiences to life with the synergy of my talents as a musician and modern technologies. I have found my calling in creating music for immersive media installations and extended reality experiences that serve a cause. My aim is to change the perception of entertainment – not as a tool to burn time or passively stare at a screen but to show the beauty of the world’s people through art; to connect communities across the globe through the power of music and storytelling.

Composer

Althea composes for visual and immersive media as well as the concert hall.  Althea combines her African heritage rhythms with western harmonies to create a unique voice for every score… more…

ALETTA STEYNBERG wins The American Prize in Composition, 2021 – college/university vocal chamber music division

WEBSITE: www.theamericanprize.org

BLOG: www.theamericanprize.blogspot.com

Young composer debut with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra

WEBSITE: www.jso.co.za

FACEBOOK: www.faceboook.com/JHBSymphony/

Join the QANTARA Ensemble; featuring Turkish, Middle Eastern and African music

FACEBOOK: www.faceboook.com/events/2006863726286373/?ref=newsfeed

Innovator

With the love exploring new ideas, Althea brings a global point of view and inclusive mindset to the table, having collaborated in the industry in the USA, UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland as well as my home country South Africa. more…

Hear from the original designers of RAIDAR, the Rights and Asset Information in Decentralized, Authoritative Repositories, a music licensing platform designed BY and FOR Berklee students. …

As the VR project lead on ArrivalVR, her paper Using reverse interactive audio systems (RIAS) to direct attention in virtual reality narrative practices: A case study, was published by Springer, and she was asked to present her demo at the International Conference of Interactive Digital Storytelling, Bournemouth. …

As the audio team lead, Althea guided the students through learning audio programming fundamentals and practical application on theDream Machine – created in collaboration with the Berklee EPD department in collaboration with Nona Hendryx, Chagall van den Berg, and Laurie Anderson.

Flutist

Althea is an award winning flautist, performing on western flute, recorder and other flutes. Reach out for collaborations, recording sessions and performances. more…

Final Round of the National Youth Music Competition of South Africa as one of the top 6 young classical musicians in South Africa, with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2018 she was chosen as one of 12 students in the world to study with Maurice Steger at the Gstaad Baroque Academy and perform in the Hotel Ermitage, Saanen, CH.  This performance was recorded at the Jan Cilliers concert with Mandy Low and the Baroque orchestra where she was invited to perform as a guest. 

Performed at the University of South Africa’s bursary competition with this work and won the Du Toit-van Tonder prize for excellence in music performance.

Contact me:

15 + 9 =

Got a new idea, project, or session – connect with me here!