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School of Music
Sean Doyle

School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151

Sean Doyle 

Sean Doyle
Music Theory

Mason Hall 3168
716-673-3523 phone
716-673-3154 fax

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Sean Doyle is a composer, conductor, singer and multi-instrumentalist who originally hails from Long Island, New York.  He has written for various media, including works for orchestra and symphonic band, art song and choral music, solo and chamber instrumental works, opera and incidental music, and music for film.  Drawing upon widespread influences from literature and the visual arts, Mr. Doyle’s music demonstrates a unique, personal voice that reflects a commitment to capturing the emotional capabilities of artistic expression. 

Sean Doyle’s music has been performed throughout America and Europe, and he has worked with a number of ensembles, including the Anima Nova Chamber Choir, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Trio LaMilpa (oboe trio), the Westhampton Beach Symphonic Band, Trio Pico (piano trio), the Fredonia Concert Band, the Fredonia Chamber Singers, and the Fredonia Women’s Choir.   Recent commissions include incidental music for two theatrical productions, Electra (2010) and The Venetian Twins (2011), written in conjunction with the SUNY Fredonia Department of Theater and Dance, as well as Parker Cycle (2010), a set of cabaret songs on texts by Dorothy Parker, for the soprano Amanda Pearo.  Sinfonia Brevis (2008), a five movement work for symphonic band was commissioned and first performed by the Rondout Valley Symphonic Band.  Mr. Doyle has also contributed film scores, working with independent filmmaker Christian Nilsson, to two original movies – The Tragedy of Ky Young (2009) and The Adventures of Demitri Jones (2010).  His one-act opera Crazy Sunday (2004) was premiered by the Fredonia Student Opera Theater Association “Opera Scenes” production.   Mr. Doyle has won numerous awards and scholarships, including the ETHOS Gamba Award, the Victoria Bohlen award for excellence in composition, the Laurence Shauffler scholarship, and two SUNY Fredonia School of Music service awards. 

His upcoming projects include a work for soprano Lisa Perry and the Washington D.C.-based Great Noise Ensemble, and a one-act chamber oratorio to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, NY. 

Since 2004, Mr. Doyle has been an instructor at the State University of New York at Fredonia, teaching courses in music theory, ear training, music appreciation and form & analysis.  He has also maintained an active role as a conductor, directing many premieres of his own works as well as repertoire both traditional and contemporary.  As a member of the Fredonia Chamber Singers, Mr. Doyle toured across the United States, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia, performing as both a featured vocalist and conductor.  Through this association, Mr. Doyle crafted works specifically written for the ensemble, including the Choral Bagatelles (2005), Whitman Anthem (2006) and Feste Songs (2007).  As well as writing works for the concert hall, Mr. Doyle maintains an active career as a songwriter.  

Sean Doyle holds both the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in composition from SUNY Fredonia, where he studied with Donald Bohlen.   He is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, studying with Kevin Puts.   Mr. Doyle has held graduate assistantships at both Fredonia (in music theory) and Peabody (music library and bibliography). 

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