Ian McDougal (b. 1990) is an American composer, arranger, and tenor who is best known for writing vocal music–music for solo voice or choir. He also writes instrumental music for various mediums, including concert music and background music for games and short films. He has been praised for his abilities to combine knowledge of classical techniques with a palette of modern technology and sounds.
Ian graduated cum laude from the Snow College Horne School of Music in 2015, with a Bachelor’s in Commercial Music, and emphasis in Composition. While there, he studied composition under Merrill Jensen and Dr. Trent Hanna and voice under operatic tenor Brian Stucki. He also took part in a technology internship with world-renowned composer Kurt Bestor during his studies.
Ian has been commissioned by the likes of the Salt Lake Singers, the Salt Lake Choral Artists, and the Snow College Horne School of Music. He was also recently commissioned by German publishing company, Carlus-Verlag.
As a vocalist, Ian has toured with the Salt Lake Vocal Artists in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Macau, and has been featured as a soloist with them. He has also recorded backup vocals for several albums and sung on stage as backup for artists such as Josh Groban.
Ian’s fusion of traditional classical styles with modern sounds makes his music unique and accessible. He continues to search for new ways to create interesting combinations that entertain, inspire, and invigorate his audiences.