Cormac Dorrian is a composer, producer and music director and has been working in the music industry for over two decades. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Goldsmiths’ College as a composer and conductor.

As a composer, he has written the scores to a number of short films, including
Kashi, Duality and 3 Experiments and documentaries such as West Pier: Underwater, The Quiet American Gardener and Neptune’s Legacy.

Cormac continues to write music for production libraries such as AKM Music and Platinum Music and has now added Resource Sound and Musinc to that growing list. He is also a songwriter and had notable success in the finals of The UK Songwriting Contest, in 2008 and 2009.

In 2009, Cormac worked with
The Music & Media Partnership on their projects for the 2010 World Cup and 2012 Olympic Games. He has also developed strong working relationship with music supervisors, Musicalities set up by Ivan Chandler. His work with them has been as a composer/producer, transcriber and music consultant.

He has worked as a Musical Director for theatre companies based in Brighton and Sussex on such shows as
West Side Story, Guys & Dolls, Tommy-The Musical and Witches of Eastwick. In 2010, for the Brighton Fringe Festival Cormac co-devised, wrote and arranged a new musical called Here Comes The Bride, which sold out all for four nights, won the coveted “Tea Pot” for favourite show and the Argus Angel Award.

He is also in demand as a session keyboard player for many bands and artists on the South coast and also as a pit band musician.

For over ten years, Cormac taught A levels Music and Music Technology at Varndean College, Brighton.