Development Opportunity with Tiffany Vong

Deadline: 17 Jun 2024


sound is pleased to announce that we will be offering an exciting new development opportunity for emerging Scottish-based composers in association with The Inventions Project. This opportunity will involve writing a new piece for harpsichordist Tiffany Vong with the support of composer Lisa Robertson.

sound is a new music incubator based in North East Scotland, which aims to increase access to new music, encourage excellence and experimentation, and nurture talent. It achieves this through a variety of activities including the annual soundfestival, a year-round composer support programme, a youth programme, and other learning and engagement activities.

The Inventions Project is a multi-national project to produce new works for solo harpsichord, performing them alongside historical works, championing composers from each of England, Ireland and Scotland and focusing on female composers:

Tiffany Vong is a Glasgow-based organist, harpsichordist and choral conductor. She is currently organist and Director of Music of Jordanhill Parish Church. Her studies at Oxford and Glasgow Universities and at the RCS included a Master of Music in Historically Informed Performance Practice. She performs with the International Baroque Consort.

Opportunity description
Three emerging Scottish composers will have the opportunity to develop short works for Tiffany Vong with mentoring support from Lisa Robertson.

This will take place over a period of 4 months with a mixture of online and live sessions (see key dates below).

The new works will then be performed as part of the soundfestival on Thursday 24th October 2024.

Key dates
The successful candidates should be available to attend the following sessions:
- Online introductory session: Thursday 4th July at 10.30am.
- Mentoring support [dates and times tbc)
- Workshop session with Tiffany: either 7th or 22nd September in Glasgow/Edinburgh (tbc).
- Performance on Thursday 24th October 2024 at 3pm in the Cowdray Hall.

This requirement is kept flexible for those living with disability, or those for whom such participation might be tricky due to any other reason related to their underrepresented characteristic. You will be able to discuss this with us upon successful application and we will help find a solution.

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