Working with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra during the Australian Composers School, October 2017. Photo: Alastair Bett

If you would like to discuss the commission of a work, please get in touch with Louisa here.

List of Works:


  • Instinct, Horn in F and Piano, commissioned by Phoebe Smithies, Premiered March 2022
  • Baroque Quartet, Harpsichord, G Violone, Baroque Viola, and Baroque Recorders, commissioned thanks to the City of Melbourne Covid-19 Quick response Arts Grants for Homophonic!, Premiered April 2021
  • Shimmer, string quintet and vocal ensemble SSATTB, commissioned by Miranda Hill of 3 Shades Black, Premiered March 2021 at regional Homophonic!
  • Things We Carry, for piano trio, commissioned by Solstice Trio, Premiered at Melbourne Recital Centre salon, October 2019
  • Stethoscope, for string quintet and vocal ensemble SATB, commissioned by 3 Shades Black, Premiered January 2019 at Homophonic!
  • At Night the Owl Hunts, for beginner string orchestra, winner of South Carolina Music Educators Association Orchestra Division, Sight-Reading Composition Project, Grade Level 2, 2017
  • Memories for a Stranger, Trio for soprano, horn, and piano, commissioned by Ensemble Goldentree, premiered Jan 2016


  • The Adventure of Jac & Dyl, for symphony orchestra, workshopped and premiered by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Composers School October, 2017
  • Trumpet Concerto, for Chamber Orchestra 2010, re-edited 2018


  • The Nature of Sound, for massed pipes and brass, commissioned by the Regional Centre for Culture, recorded in December 2018 [premiere rained-out in September 2018]
  • The Bendigo Boom: A Miniature Musical, for massed choir, band, and narrator, commissioned by the Bendigo Instrumental Music Program, celebrating their 30th anniversary, supported by the Regional Centre for Culture. Premiered June 2018


  • Silver Lakecommissioned by the Mid America Freedom Band (concert band), August 2017


  • Drone Swarm, for Trumpet and Electronics, composed for Elliott Hughes. Premiered August, 2018
  • You Stood and Watched Me Trembling, for Brass Band, Sep 2015
  • Glamfare, for brass quintet and kit, 2014
  • Heuristic Brassing, for Brass Band, 2012
  • Pa’s Memories, for Brass Quintet, 2007


  • Trumpet Concerto, for Chamber Orchestra and piano reduction, premiered 2010, re-edited 2018
  • Bass Tuba Concerto, for brass band, Nov 2015

Compositions from Masters Program:

  • Work for Uilleann Pipes, for Orchestra, Nov 2015
  • Vignette, for piano, Sep 2015
  • Evolution, for orchestra, Recorded at  Bulgaria May 2016
  • Nonet, for chamber ensemble, Oct 2015
Recording session for ‘Evolution’ with the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra


Louisa formed the group Crookshank in December 2013. With a focus on brass, the group performs a mix of rock/pop/jazz with a collection of catchy covers and original works. The band released their Debut EP in October 2014 at Testing Grounds, Southbank, Melbourne.

EP’s are available to buy from this website for $10 AUD + postage