The University of Edinburgh 2006-2011 Ph.D. Music by Portfolio of Compositions. Supervisors: Nigel Osborne, Peter Nelson.
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 1999-2004 MMus Composition Distinction. BMus (Hons) Composition First Class. RESIDENCIES AND COMMISIONS
Holyrood Palace – current Premiere December 2015 Composition of violin and cello duo Much suspected by me, nothing proven can be – after Elizabeth I.
Dunblane Cathedral 2015-2016 Residency researching St. Blane and leading related community engagement activities. Adrift, Alight, Alight composed for choir, brass quintet and organ.
Linlithgow Ladies Choir 2015 Arrangement of O Come O Come Emmanuel for mixed ability amateur choir and vibraphone
Artisan Trio, Edinburgh and Dunblane 2013 Pendulum Concert Series. Piano Trio Haul Away for Heaven (and curation of accompanying programme).
The Stove Arts Centre, Dumfries 2012 Research Residency and commission of Song Cycle for Tenor and piano in collaboration with poet Hugh McMillan.
Hebrides Ensemble 2011-2012 Introspections and Lullabies for an Unborn Child. Partner piece for the Quartet for the End of Time National Tour.
Articulate Animal, Dance Base Edinburgh and Woodend Barn, Banchory 2009 Dance and music improvisation piece re-membering(s) for Edinburgh Fringe and Dance Live festivals.
Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble 2009 Commission of Views Through Glass, a concertante for solo cello and chamber orchestra.
Theatre in the Mill, Bradford 2008 Collaboration with Sound Designer Henri Ekeus. Music for Judith Adams’ Theatre Installation Clickwind.
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 2005 Intensive, collaborative residency with choreographer Andrea Severn and a team of performance artists.
Diversions – The National Dance Company of Wales, Cardiff 2007 Composer and curator for Departure Terminal, a platform pairing emerging choreographers and composers.
Tutor of Undergraduate Music, The University of Edinburgh 2008-now Classroom, tutorial and 1:1 teaching, specializing in composition, contemporary creative practice and musicology.
Volunteer Facilitator - Hear My Music, Livingston 2015 Facilliating creative music-making workshops for adults with profound learning disabilities.
Autistic Spectrum Disorder Support Worker – Autism Initiatives 2009 -2012 Providing person-centred specialised support to individuals living with ASD in Edinburgh and West Lothian.
Music Theatre Wales, Cardiff - Associate Composer 2004-2006 Programme for the development of composers showing promise in the field of music theatre. Composition and première of chamber work Of Dark Love, and related paid internship activities.
Intern Amateur -OperaMax, Welsh National Opera 2004-2005 Welsh National Opera's Education Department. Assisting with the facilitation of School's outreach projects.
MANAGERIAL Society President and Committee Member 2007-2010 Composers' Orchestra, The University of Edinburgh.
Project Manager – Encounters 2009 -2010 Lead academic for a Roberts’ Fund funded project curating of a legacy CD of new works by composers based at Edinburgh University. With The Edinburgh Quartet and Lore Lixenburg.
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING
Women in Music, Ohio. International Call for Scores Winner 2012 The University of Edinburgh Roberts' Fund for Researcher Led Initiatives 2008 The Biannual International Conference on Music Since 1900 – International Call for Scores Winner 2007 The University of Edinburgh Humanities and Social Science College Award for Doctoral Study 2006 Cardiff City Council Future Focus Arts Grant. 2004 The Performing Rights Society Foundation Scholarship for Postgraduate Study 2002 The Conservatoire Composers Forum Winner 2002 Erwin Thomas Scholarship 2001 The RWCMD Composition Prize. 2000, 2002
FILM AND RADIO BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now Live broadcast of This Light 2009 BBC Radio Scotland Comedy Café Guest Panelist 2012 Pile- on Productions Artist featured in documentary Inbetween 2012 Hebrides Ensemble Website Composer profile film 2012 www.vitae.ac.uk Career profile film 2008
Encounters – New Works from Edinburgh University. Anthology and CD recording. 2010 ISBN M9002133-6-5, Europa Edition
Professor Peter Nelsonp.email@example.com The Reid School of Music – ECA, University of Edinburgh, Alison House, Nicholson Square Edinburgh EH8 9DF
2016 Adrift, Alight, Alive: Three Portraits of St. Blane SATB choir, brass quintet and pipe organ. Dunblane Cathedral Choir. Scottish Brass and Kevin Duggan September 2016
2015 O Come, O Come Emmanuel (arrangement) SSAA choir, soloists and vibraphone Linlithgow Ladies Choir, St Michaels Church December 2015
2013 Haul Away for Heaven Violin, Cello and Piano Artisan Trio. St Andrew’s & St George’s, Edinburgh. July 2013 Dunblane Cathedral, September 2013
2012 Tidemarks Song Cycle Mathew Todd, Derek Williams Greyfriars Church, Dumfries. November 2012
2012 Introspections and Lullabies for an Unborn Child Clarinet, violin, cello, piano Hebrides Ensemble Eden Court Inverness, St. Patrick in The Square, Glasgow, The Jam House Edinburgh. April 2012
2011 The Mermaid of Zennor Interactive Schools Chamber Opera Clarinet, cello, harp, baritone and soprano Performance pending subject to funding
2011 So Dearest Artist Cantata for Soprano, wind and percussion. Unperformed
2009 This Light String Quartet and Mezzo Soprano.
Lore Lixenburg and the Edinburgh Quartet Kings Place, London October 2010. Live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now Women in Music Concert Series, Columbus, USA. Feb 2012
2009 (re)-memberings Structured improvisations for dance. Flute, clarinets, trombone, percussion and electronics. The Other Ensemble with Articulate Animal. Dance Base, Edinburgh August 2009 DanceLive Festival, Banchory November 2009
2009 Views Through Glass Concertante for cello and chamber orchestra. Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble Reid Hall, Edinburgh 2009
2008 Lacuna Chain Violin Solo Charles Mutter, Reid Hall Edinburgh, 2008.
2007 Sketches for Clickwind Cello Solo for Judith Adam's Installation Recorded by Clea Friend Theatre in the Mill, Bradford University June 2007
2007 Long Walks in Small Spaces Oboe, Violin, Cello Piano (revised for clarinet in 2013)
Hebrides Ensemble, Reid Hall, Edinburgh Ensemble 360 - The International Conference on Music Since 1900, 2007, York University. Artisan Trio, Edinburgh April 2013.
2006 Of Dark Love – Music-Theatre Baritone, mezzo soprano and ensemble. Millennium Ensemble in association with Music Theatre Wales Temple of Peace and Love, Cardiff. March 2006
2005 Prelude and Interlude for Broken Piano Electro-acoustic Andrea Severa Dance Company, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.
2005 Drowning, Freedom, Stillness, Breath Score for Dance. Flute, guitar, cello. In Transit Ensemble and Diversions Company, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. 2004
2004 Arasmon and Chrysea – Chamber Opera Large ensemble and cast of five. The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama May 2004.
2002 Low Tide on Tolcarne Flute, clarinet, cello, piano In Transit Ensemble, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. 2004. Huddersfield Festival 2002.
2002 Anticipating Eden Large Ensemble Millennium Ensemble Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. May 2002.
Scores and selected recordings available on request