Douglas Pew

Douglas Pew (b. 1980) is an American composer, conductor, and vocalist. His music has been performed throughout North America, South America, and Europe and he has received numerous honors. His accolades include a commissions from the Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center and Atlanta Opera, a Fulbright Grant to study sacred choral composition in Poland, a Barlow Commission, 1st prize in the SCI/ASCAP Student Composers Commission Competition, an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, the Susan and Ford Schumann Fellowship from the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Musica Sacra award for liturgical music, 2 grants from the Tangeman Sacred Music Center, and honorable mentions in the Finale/Eighth Blackbird competition and ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennel Prize. His choral music is published by Boosey & Hawkes, Jackman Music, and his own publishing house, Blue Shore Music.

As a performer, Mr. Pew is accomplished on multiple instruments including voice, piano, double bass, guitar, saxophone, and as a choral and orchestral conductor. He has worked as a conductor with ensembles in the United States, Poland, and Chile. Mr. Pew is also a professional arranger, copyist, and engraver having worked for professional orchestras, musical theater productions, and national publishing houses.

Mr. Pew holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in music composition from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. While there, he studied composition with Michael Fiday and Joel Hoffman as well as choral conducting with Brett Scott. In 2012, Pew earned a post-graduate diploma in music composition from the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland where he studied with Paweł Łukaszewski. In 2005 he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho where he studied piano, orchestral conducting, and composition and where he later taught theory and composition before attending graduate school. Most recently, Mr. Pew was appointed Adjunct Professor of Composition and Theory at Northern Kentucky University and Composer-in-Residence at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, OH.