I am a composer based in Glasgow, Scotland. I write primarily for acoustic instrumental forces. My works have been performed by Psappha Ensemble, Ensemble Okeanos, Oregon Composers’ Symposium Guest Artists, Ensemble Móbile, TaiHei Ensemble, and Glasgow New Music Expedition.
I recently graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MMus by research, completed under the supervision of Professor Bill Sweeney and Dr. Jane Stanley. I am now undertaking doctoral studies with Jane Stanley, with my research focussing on aspects of cross-cultural composition. I am a graduate teaching assistant for the new course, Composition in the Classroom.
I have attended several conferences and courses to have my works performed, including Sound Thought, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium with James MacMillan, British Forum for Ethnomusicology and Royal Musical Association joint Research Students’ Conference, CoMA Composition Course with Alasdair Nicolson, and Psappha Ensemble Composing for Flute Scheme.
I am interested in music education and have participated in projects at both primary and secondary school level. During my master’s, I worked closely with my supervisor to implement a composition mentoring scheme that involved students from Glasgow secondary schools who were provided tuition on a regular basis.
I am also passionate about the promotion of postgraduate practice and research in music. Since 2015, I have been involved with Sound Thought, an annual postgraduate-run conference and festival of music and sound research, composition, and performance. I was a committee member of Sound Thought 2016, where I facilitated the premiere of four new works by Glasgow New Music Expedition. I was the committee chair for Sound Thought 2017, overseeing the tenth anniversary which was marked by the most ambitious iteration of the festival yet. Over eighty delegates participated, representing fifteen countries from around the world.
My other interests include cooking, traveling, and playing tenor sax with the FP Big Band, which I also arrange for and conduct on occasion.