Rebekah Driscoll (b. 1980) enjoys composing for unusual combinations of instruments and voices, exploring the connections between language and music. She often writes poetry for her vocal works or constructs a text from diverse and sometimes multilingual sources. Recent projects address societal issues, such as inequality and environmental stewardship, from a perspective that is both thoroughly researched and intensely personal.

Major works include Apart/ment, a song cycle for four singers and four instrumentalists on the theme of homelessness, and the mobile-form Driscoll Alphabet for chorus, which allows singers to create structures that uniquely suit their tastes and abilities. From Liberty and Fragrant Harbors, an album of her vocal ensemble music released in 2016, was described by textura as “distinguished on compositional and performance grounds, [and] marked by the socially conscious mindset Driscoll brings to her texts.”

Originally from New Hampshire, Driscoll holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, City University of New York. Her work has been performed around the world, most recently in Hong Kong, Dublin, New York and Seattle.

Out of Her PlaceVoicing: SATB  Solo(s): Soprano  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 4:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Speeches and letters of Susan B. Anthony  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Advocacy, Civil Rights, Courage, Feminism, Social Justice  First Performance: Mar 13, 2011: Choral Chameleon, Vince Peterson, NY, NY Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 268/560~2016-Q4)
For LantauVoicing: SSAATB  Solo(s): Soprano, Alto, Tenor  Accompaniment: Viola  Performance Length: 10:00  Alternative Notation: Improvisatory elements  Text Source: Rebekah Driscoll  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: China, Globalization, Mountain, Nature  First Performance: Oct 30, 2014: GHOSTLIGHT Chorus, Evelyn Troester, Church of Notre Dame, New York, NY Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 268/269~2015-Q1)