(If you want more: David teaches music theory, composition, and rock music history at the Peabody Conservatory and performs using a toy piano.)
Emily Doolittle is a Canadian-born, Glasgow-based composer whose music has been described as “eloquent and effective” (The WholeNote), “masterful” (Musical Toronto), and “the piece that grabbed me by the heart” (The WholeNote). Recent projects include the premiere of her chamber opera Jan Tait and the Bear by Ensemble Thing, Field Notes for the Fair Trade String Trio, a residency at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany, and the release of her CD all spring.
Dan Gawthrop has made a full time living as a commissioned composer for the past twenty years, specializing in choral music. He was also a pioneer in the self-publication field having established Dunstan House as the outlet for his music in 1991.
Timothy Andrew Edwards is one of the most diverse and accomplished composers working in entertainment today. With nearly 75 film & television credits to his name, his genre spanning oeuvre is a testament not only to his skill, but the openness of his approach. Tim is also the Chair for the Production Music Association‘s Composer Advisory Committee & Creative Director for Move Music LLC, an exciting new client & composer-focused production music library.
Composers Stefanie Lubkowski, David Smooke, Emily Doolittle, Dan Gawthrop, and Timothy Andrew Edwards form a panel to discuss the necessity and purpose of graduate school in composition from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds.
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