Dosia McKay is an American composer of music for concert stage, film, and modern dance. A versatile sound colorist, McKay fluently weaves elements of classical harmony, avant-garde, ambient soundscapes, and her own visual art into the fabric of her compositions. Her portfolio includes works for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, choir, soloists, as well as electro-acoustic installations. Her music has been performed throughout the United States, including New York, Washington, D.C., as well as in Poland, China, Spain, and others.
She is also a painter concentrating on portraiture and abstract expressionist imagery. She has published a collection of poems, short stories, and essays on her blog Music Well. In 2019 she will publish her debut novel The Flow.
- Rubble Becomes Art – a commission from Kate Steinbeck and Pan Harmonia in celebration of Pan Harmonia’s 20th season. This project is supported by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.
- The Flow – a debut novel, a psychological thriller.
- Abandon – new music for Pierrot ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano) and percussion
- Harpsichord Concerto – new music for Harpsichord and String Orchestra
- Watercolors for Symphony Orchestra