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"A born opera composer..." Rodney Milnes, The Times, London

Ian McQueen is one of the UK's leading theatre composers. On this site you can learn about his life and his work as a professional composer and educator over nearly three decades in the field of opera, orchestral, chamber and vocal music.

Although he has been based in London since the 70s, Ian maintains strong links with Scottish musical life and its institutions. Further information about hire of parts and scores can be obtained from the Scottish Music Centre.

You can also consult the British Music Information Centre.

And the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

Ian has always been active as an artist in the community. You can learn about his extensive activity in this field and whether his is an appropriate approach for your organisation in the comprehensive BIOGRAPHY section.

Each category of Ian's compositional output can be explored using the buttons on every page of the site.

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