In partnership with the ORA Singers Composer Competition
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Blogger in Residence: Stephanie Devlin

Read the monthly musing from a fellow, aspiring choral composer.

About Stephanie...

Stephanie is a Belfast-born composer, currently reading music at The University of Durham. In 2016, she was appointed Composer-in-Residence with the Ulster Youth Choir, and since then has been establishing herself in the growing and competitive scene for young composers.  Stephanie’s own experiences in choral singing have given her a love and appreciation for choral music. Growing up, she was educated with the Kodaly method, and she is now passionate about the musical education of young people, particularly in encouraging them towards pursuing composing.

Stephanie shares ORA Singers’ passion for new choral music, and she believes that their new educational competition and resources will be instrumental in inspiring the next generation of choral composers. This is Stephanie’s first experience of a Blogger-in-Residence role, and she can’t wait to get started! 

Creating Art

Picture the scene… For weeks, you’ve been lying awake at night with concepts and ideas flooding your head. You’ve spent hours writing this piece of music, and now it’s finally finished.

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Home and away

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve really felt like Spring has sprung this past week! I’ve been back home in Belfast for a few weeks now…

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Composer-in-Residences

I thought in this week’s blog I would talk about Composer-in-Residences, and specifically tell you about my experience of holding such a role with a national youth choir…

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International Women's Week

Last week was International Women’s Week, and it was an especially great time within the music sphere to see so many people celebrating the work of women composers, conductors and performers…

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Workshops

Following on from my blog post about studying Music at university, I thought I would talk about one of the specific ways I’ve received composition tuition, which is through workshops…

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Where to start

I found Rory’s last blog post on text so interesting, so I thought I would continue in a similar direction and share some of my own tips on text…

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