Drew Dolan, composer
Drew Dolan,    composer

Featured Works:

Echoes of the Hatchet

for mezzo-soprano (self-accompanied on toy piano, desk bells, graduated metal bowls, large drum, and various percussion) (2017)

commissioned and performed by Kate Tombaugh


for toy piano (2017, rev. 2020)

Impatient, yet of perfect temperature.

for string quartet (2012, rev. 2018)


The Mysterious Fountain

for solo piano (2014)



Drew Dolan’s activities as a composer have involved instrumental compositions, performance, improvisation, and interdisciplinary collaboration.  As a composer, he has received performances in America and Europe from artists and ensembles such as the Clibber Jones Ensemble, 15.19 Ensemble, the University of Akron Men’s Chorus, pianist Kristofer Rucinski, Kennesaw State Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Cartel, Terminus Ensemble, pianist Michiko Otaki, neoPhonia, and the percussion ensembles at Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, Columbus State University, and Brevard College.  His music is frequently heard at new music festivals such as the Applause Music Concert Series, TUTTI, highSCORE, UPBEAT, and the Charlotte New Music Festival. 


His experiences as a percussionist have seen numerous performances in solo and chamber settings with a focus on new works by living and emerging composers, having given several world and local premieres.  He also frequently performs in improvisatory settings using a diverse array of instruments and multimedia tools, which have included accordion, didgeridoo, laptop, and robots. 


Dolan completed doctoral studies in composition at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; he also holds degrees from Bowling Green State University and Georgia State University.



Current/Upcoming Projects: 

Echoes of the Hatchet

Song Cycle with percussion based on the life of Carrie Nation

Online Premiere:

February 25th, 2021

Kate Tombaugh, Mezzo-Soprano/Percussion/Toy Piano


Cheat Codes

for percussion duo


Erin and Anders

for violin and piano


New Piano Work (in progress)

for Kristofer Rucinski

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