Dosia McKay is an American composer of music for the 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.
Notable performers include the New York City Ballet Orchestra, The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knox-Galesburg Symphony, the North/South Consonance Orchestra of New York, the Polish avant-garde string quartet NeoQuartet, the Polish Orpheus Orchestra, the Asheville chamber music repertory company Pan Harmonia, the S.E.M. Ensemble, Spartanburg Philharmonic String Trio, Asheville Ballet, Baroque lutenist Will Tocaben, Argentine guitar virtuoso Sergio Puccini, and many others. Read the full biography here.
Dosia McKay 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. Recently she released her debut novel, a psychological thriller, The Flow. Read the full biography here.
- Days of Innocence – new music for piano quintet
- New York City Ballet performs Is Now Not Enough? and Unveiling to the choreography of Sidra Bell at The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., June 7 & 8 2022.
- Life Shifts – a new work for unaccompanied cello commissioned by D. Scot Williams
- Earthrise – new composition for symphony orchestra
- Knoxville Symphony premieres Watercolors in November 2021
- Groundless – a new album is out and available as a download, stream, or compact disc.