Emily Doolittle


Canadian-born, Glasgow-based composer and researcher Emily Doolittle’s music has been described as  “masterful” (Musical Toronto), “eloquent and effective,” and “the piece that grabbed me by the heart” (The WholeNote). Recent activities include the premiere of Reedbird, commissioned and performed by the Vancouver Symphony (2019), performances of her chamber opera Jan Tait and the Bear by Ensemble Thing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the Made in Scotland Showcase (2018), and the premiere of Bowheads, commissioned by Chamber Music Scotland for the Kapten Trio (2019), and the covid-friendly online premiere of The Wren-King, by Madrigirls (2020). Her academic research focuses primarily on zoomusicology, and on the intersection of gender, parenting, and creativity.  She is an Athenaeum Research Fellow and Lecturer in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Residence/Main Office Glasgow, UK
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Title Year composed Instrumentation Genre
Bowheads 2019 Ensemble (no conductor)
Gardenscape 2020 Solo instrument
Gannery 2021 Solo instrument
new work 2021 Solo instrument
See the full list of works by Emily Doolittle


Date Title Venue
3 Nov 2019, 3 p.m. Kapten Trio The Barn, Banchory, Scotland, UK
27 Apr 2021, 5 p.m. Art-Making in the Anthropocene - Concert by Katherine Wren and Nordic Viola Youtube, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
21 Nov 2021, 4 p.m. Modern Chants Online Only, Internet, Scotland, UK
21 Nov 2021, 4 p.m. Modern Chants Online Only, Internet, Scotland, UK

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