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Dr Emily Doolittle

Research Fellow and Lecturer in Composition, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Canadian-born, Glasgow-based composer 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 by the Vancouver Symphony, performances of her opera Jan Tait and the Bear by Ensemble Thing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Made in Scotland Showcase, the commission and premiere of Woodwings by the Fifth Wind Quintet in Halifax, Canada, and the release of her CD all spring on the Composers Concordance label. She is an Athenaeum Research Fellow and Lecturer in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. You can find out more about her work at .

Research and Teaching Interests

The relationship between animal songs and human music; evolutionary origins of human music-making; the use of music and art to address climate change and other pressing environmental and social issues; interdisciplinary collaboration.


AnimalsClimate ChangeEcological ArtMusicZoomusicology