The music of composer Sean Doyle (b. 1982) displays a unique personal voice committed to the emotional capabilities of artistic expression. His various works include music for large ensembles, art song and choral music, solo and chamber works, incidental music for plays and dance, film scores, and opera.
Sean’s work Letters from Zelda, for soprano and chamber orchestra, was described by the Washington Post as a “vivid, eventful score… brilliantly written, full of the anything-goes spirit of the Jazz Age”. He has been fortunate to collaborate with such groups as the Great Noise Ensemble, Lunar Ensemble, Bowling Green New Music Ensemble, Maryland Choral Society, Canticum Novum Chamber Choir, DAS Oboe trio, and many public school music programs along the east coast. Sean maintains an active role as a conductor, overseeing many premieres of his own works as well as repertoire both traditional and contemporary. As well as writing works for the concert hall, Sean continues to pursue his life-long interest in songwriting, and is currently completing a full-length album of original songs.
Sean is currently based in the Washington DC area, and is on the full-time faculty of American University, where he teaches composition, music theory, and musicianship. Prior to this, he taught composition, choral arranging, and theory/aural skills at SUNY Fredonia. Sean holds a DMA in music composition from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, and MM and BM degrees in composition from SUNY Fredonia. He studied privately with composers Donald Bohlen and Kevin Puts.
photo by Lori Deemer