Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

New Music for Pierrot Ensemble and Percussion

I had a lot of fun creating this graphic animation/representation for my new piece. “Abandon” captures a fleeting moment of forsaking self-imposed restraints in favor of complete freedom and joyful, … Continue reading

May 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Composition Competitions – Gambling and Return on Investment

I have been sharing my successes and hopes with you, but have been concealing failures and struggles. It is not all glitter and red carpet in my profession. It is … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jackpot – New Composition Inspired by a Visit to a Casino

It is odd to imagine that a quick stroll through a casino would become an inspiration for a new composition for a chamber group, yet the surround-sound cacophony of blips, … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Winter Music for Woodwind Quintet

As my current home town of Asheville is expecting the coldest temperatures of the year, I thought I would post some winter music I composed during my early period (undergrad … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bubble Tree – A Soundtrack to Short Film

The Bubble Tree – a soundtrack I composed a few years ago for this fun short film. I can’t decide if the movie is uplifting or depressing.

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Year, New Curriculum Vitae

New year, new Curriculum Vitae, or at least an updated one. I have done so much. I have done so little. http://www.dosiamckay.com/bio.shtml

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

TrancePhonica – New Single Coming September 18

TrancePhonica – new single coming September 18. http://www.dosiamckay.com/trancephonica.shtml

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Two Moods for Clarinet and Piano – 2. Wind Chimes

And here is the second movement of my Two Moods for Clarinet and Piano performed by Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser in a house concert in Arden, NC. In this … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Two Moods for Clarinet and Piano – 1. Haunted

I would like to share with you a video of a recent performance by Steve Loew and Daniel Weiser in a house concert in Arden, NC where they presented my … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 5 Comments

Two Moods for Clarinet and Piano Performed in Asheville

With pianist Daniel Weiser and clarinetist Steve Loew who performed my Two Moods in Asheville, NC. A truly moving rendition by these two virtuoso players. I hope to be able … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Two Moods – New Music for Clarinet and Piano

1. Haunted 2. Wind Chimes (Samples from a live performance by Jeffrey St. John Sherwood, clarinet and Melony Maness, piano, March 29, 2009.) I am happy to unveil Two Moods … Continue reading

January 29, 2009 · 2 Comments

New Music for Woodwind Quintet

I have finished writing a Woodwind Quintet entitled “Snow Angels”. It was inspired by a breeze of fresh air at the end of a long and humid summer in East … Continue reading

November 9, 2006 · Leave a comment
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