Claire McKenzie studied Composition and Musical Direction at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she received the Patrons Prize for Composition from the Royal Schools of Music, the Stevenson Scholarship and the Paul Kelly Prize for Drama. Theatre credits include: Atlantic: A Scottish Story (RCS/Noisemaker/ Assembly - Winner of Herald Angel Award 2017); The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Winner Best Production CATS 2015, Nominated for Best Music and Sound), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Iliad, Thon Man Moliere, Faith Healer, Hedda Gabler, The Venetian Twins, The BFG, (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh); The 306: Day, Roman Bridge (National Theatre of Scotland); Little Red and the Wolf (Dundee Rep/Noisemaker, nominated for UK Theatre Award and CATS award for Best Production for Children and Young People); Forest Boy (New York Musical Festival/Noisemaker, winner of the S&S Award for Best New Musical in Development); What We Wished For (Sheffield Crucible) The Girl Who (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, New York/Edinburgh Fringe); The Broons (Sell-a-Door), A Christmas Carol, Hecuba, Mill Lavvies (Dundee Rep); Hayfever, Hansel and Gretel, After the End, Divided City, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella (Citizens Theatre). Other credits include: Composer for Botanic Lights 2015 & 2016 at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh; Arranger for BBC Children in Need 2012 - 2014; Composer for My First Spellbook (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), for which she was nominated for a BAFTA New Talent Award for Original Music. Along with writer Scott Gilmour, Claire co-founded the award-winning music theatre company, Noisemaker. Claire and Scott were recently named one of the New Voices of 2016 by NMI and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Claire is currently an associate artist for Dundee Rep 17/18 season.