• DMA, Columbia University
  • MM, Royal College of Music
  • BM, Temple University

William (Bill) Dougherty is a composer, music writer, educator and recipient of the 2020-21 Luciano Berio Rome Prize in Music Composition from the American Academy in Rome. His music has been featured in festivals such as the Klangspuren Festival (2021), IRCAM's ManiFeste (2019), musikprotokoll (2018), the Donaueschingen Musiktage (2017), New Music Miami (2017), Tectonics Festival New York (2015), the 47th Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (2014) and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Bill has also contributed feature music programs to WKCR-FM New York and has published articles, reviews, and interviews in Tempo, Music & Literature, and VAN Magazine. He is currently guest co-editing a forthcoming special issue of Contemporary Music Review on the music of Éliane Radigue—the first major English-language journal to focus exclusively on her work. As an educator, Bill currently serves on the faculty of Columbia University where he teaches courses in music composition, music theory and music technology. This semester, Bill joined the faculty of Temple University—his alma mater—as an Adjunct Artist in Residence in Music Composition. Bill graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s in Music Composition in 2010. As a Marshall Scholar, Bill earned his Master’s from the Royal College of Music in London in 2012 and then completed supplementary studies (Ergänzungsstudium) at the Hochschule für Musik Basel in Switzerland. In 2018-19, William completed the Cursus Programme in composition and computer music at IRCAM in Paris while in residence at Cité Internationale des Arts. This past spring, he earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts from Columbia University in New York City.

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