These few months are an exciting time for ORA Singers, as they look ahead to hosting their first Composition Competition Final Concert…Read More
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!
In this blog post I wanted to talk briefly about notation. Notation is a part of composing that I lack confidence in…Read More
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.Read More
This week I’ve arrived back to Durham for my final term as a music undergraduate. I have very mixed emotions about it!Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
As well as being a composer, I’m a singer, and I especially love choral singing…Read More
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…Read More
In this week’s blog post, I thought I would share some my experiences of studying Composition at university…Read More
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…Read More
Happy New Year!! If you have made it one of your resolutions of 2019 to compose more music, then you have come to the right place…Read More
For my first blog post I just thought I would give you a little bit of an introduction into who I am…Read More