I joined the RSNO, Scotland’s national orchestra, as Director of Learning and Engagement in 2012.
My responsibilities include all that happens off the concert platform, from training of musicians and staff, to education, participation and outreach activities, alongside the RSNO Chorus and Junior Chorus.
The RSNO Learning and Engagement team deliver progressive participatory music-making activities across Scotland, from Selkirk to Shetland, working with all ages and abilities. With a programme of activity available for new-borns and onwards, the team are committed to delivering the highest quality workshops as well as nurturing and developing new talent. From schools and nursery concerts, to community workshops and annual residencies during which the Orchestra embeds itself at the centre of Scottish communities, the team connects the Orchestra, its music and musicians with the people of Scotland.
In 2014, I was appointed a Board Director and Trustee of Aberdeen Performing Arts, one of the largest arts organisations in Scotland, which manages three Aberdeen venues – His Majesty’s Theatre, The Lemon Tree and Aberdeen Music Hall.
I was recently (Jan 2015) awarded a Churchill-Finzi Fellowship which has enabled the European part of this adventure.
When I’m not travelling or working at RSNO, I love event/party planning (currently suffering withdrawal symptoms from my recent wedding!) and long walks with my new husband, Daniel, and our two border terriers, Maggie May and Macduff.