Emily Crossland is a composer, facilitator and educator based in York, UK. Her work is shaped by a passion for collaboration: with amateurs and professionals, across genres, and with other art forms. She is particularly interested in the theatricality of music, the musicality of words, and the creation of shared experiences for music-makers and audiences. Her compositions have received performances across the UK, including a BBC Performing Arts Fund project as part of Hull City of Culture 2017, and broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 as part of Adopt A Composer 2010. She creates music as composer-in-residence with Engine Room Theatre and also works as a mentor on the Adopt a Music Creator Scheme run by Sound & Music and Making Music. Emily is an avid gamelan player, directing community, youth and student ensembles in York and working as a facilitator in criminal justice settings with national charity Good Vibrations. She also works at the University of York as an Associate Community Musician.