Ellen Drewe is a composer and conductor who graduated from the Academy with a First Class Honours in 2021. Whilst at the Academy, Ellen's essay on conducting analysis was adopted as an example essay for future classes. She was selected to speak on behalf of the Academy for its Music for Trees project on BBC Breakfast.
She has written commissioned pieces for a variety of ensembles and venues, such as the V&A museum, pianist Nicola Meecham, The Warehouse Waterloo, BSO Kokoro Ensemble, The Royal Parks, Martin Read Foundation, the Eumelia Trio, W1 Brass, Brunel Museum and the DNA Festival. She has received awards for her compositions, such as being shortlisted for BBC Young Composer of the Year Award 2016, Martin Read Foundation Award and the BSO Kokoro Young Composers Call for Scores Award.
Ellen is currently the Conductor and Musical Director for the Luna Collective and a core team member for the Martin Read Foundation, supporting young composers in their transition between Sixth Form and higher education.