Louise Drewett is a London-based composer, performer and teacher.
Louise writes music for a variety of contexts. She co-directs Singhealthy, a group of community choirs in Berkshire, and, as well as accompanying the choirs, has written and arranged many pieces for them. Since 2012 she has collaborated with theatre company Arbonauts, most recently for productions at Inside Out Dorset and Latitude festivals. She has also collaborated with poet Clare Shaw, writing songs for solo voices and for choir. Their song ‘Light a Candle’, written for The Children’s Society, has been performed across the UK, including in services at Westminster Abbey and Salisbury Cathedral.
Louise is currently studying towards a PhD in composition with Philip Cashian on a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. She gained an MMus with Distinction at the same institution, supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and a Vaughan Williams Bursary from the RVW Trust, and was awarded the 2018 Charles Lucas Composition Prize.
Previously, she studied composition with Giles Swayne, and has studied with Michael Finnissy as a Britten-Pears Young Artist at Aldeburgh Music, and on the Advanced Composition course at Dartington International Summer School.