Melissa Douglas


Originally from rural NSW, Australia, Melissa Douglas completed her Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2013. She went on to complete her MMus in Composition with Distinction at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (2014-16), studying under Professors Adam Gorb, David Horne and Paul Patterson. She has composed a wide range of solo, chamber and orchestral works. She was the recipient of the RNCM Patricia Cunliffe Prize (2015) and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Award (2014). Her two new works for voice and piano were recently premiered at Kings Place in London on the 21st of October, commissioned by the WOW Festival. Her piano piece, Solo Gratia, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in celebration of International Women’s Day, March 8th 2015.

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Glint, for saxophone quartet.

Glint features bright harmonies and syncopated rhythms. Initially the saxophone quartet function as one instrument, gradually unraveling to a contrapuntal texture of rapid lines weaving throughout the quartet, unity dispersed.

Featured in Jazz-World Waves – November 2017