Elise Haller-Shannon


Elise Haller-Shannon is a composer, musician and educator currently undertaking a PhD at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her research is focused on using contemporary music as a tool to explore the scope for communicating the subjective experience of women.


Research interests

Elise is interested in finding ways to use contemporary music as a creative tool to challenge current notions of identity and the representation and subjective experience of women. By drawing on women’s histories and traditions, contemporary feminist theory, contemporary music criticism and artists who have explored questions of subjectivity, identity and authorship in their practice, she is investigating the scope for communicating the subjective experience of women to audiences, players and the broader contemporary music community.


  • MA, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


  • PGDip, University of Edinburgh

    Music Education

  • BMus, University of Glasgow

    BMus (Hons) Music