ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

2005 - 2010

University of Huddersfield PhD in composition

 

2001 - 2003

University of Huddersfield MA in composition (awarded with Distinction)

 

1997 - 2000

University of Huddersfield BMus(Hons) composition major (2:1)

 

 

WORKSHOPS

2016 January

Fountain Room/Barbican Centre, London

workshop 2 Opus2016 shortlisted composer in association with Britten Sinfonia: Rotanev

 

2015 December

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

workshop 1 Opus2016 shortlisted composer in association with Britten Sinfonia: Rotanev

 

2010 

University of Huddersfield with the Goldberg Ensemble: Black Hole

 

2006 

University of Huddersfield with the Goldberg Ensemble: Primary Colours

 

2000

University of Huddersfield with Firebird Ensemble: Betelgeuse

 

1999

University of Huddersfield with violinist Mieko Kanno: Eclipse

 

 

RESIDENCIES, PRIZES

2007 - 2008

SPNM & Making Music (UK), National Adopt-a-Composer Scheme/The Aire Valley Singers

                    

2006   

Hythe Singers Christmas Carol Composition Competition (awarded first prize) for Mother Mary Sing

                     

2004 - 2007

SPNM (Society for Promoting New Music): shortlisted composer

 

2003

University of Huddersfield, recipient of the post-graduate music prize

 

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2017

A Fisherman's Baby for SATB voices (with divisi) & organ,

commissioned by the New Cambridge Singers

2016

Some Say for SATB voices (with divisi), commissioned by Via Nova

2007

Gemini for 2 classical guitars, commissioned by the Living Composers Project 2

 

2008

The Poppy Field, commissioned by SPNM & Making Music (sponsored by PRS)

 

2006

Procyon ensemble for 7 players, commissioned by Sounds Positive

 

2006

5 Miniatures for solo piano, commissioned by the Living Composers Project 1

                   

 

TEACHING

2016 - 2017

Wakefield Music Service, teacher of Guitar (key stage 2-4)

 

2016 - 2018

Ossett Guitar Group, Musical Director

 

2015 - 2018

Coxley Singers (Wakefield area, UK), Musical Director

 

2012 - 2015 

Kirklees College, Adult Education, courses in Guitar Performance, Singing

 

2005 - 2006

Kirklees Music School, teacher of Guitar (key stage 2-4)

 

2000 - 2004

Wakefield Music Service, teacher of Guitar (key stage 2-4)

 

1990 - 1994

Wakefield College, Adult Education courses in Guitar Performance

 

1990 -        

Freelance teacher: Guitar Performance, Music Theory in Practice, Composition