Project History

full listing of facilitation projects since 2011

 

 
Young people and schools

 

Sensorium Theatre, Aus (Oct 2018 - current)

  • ‘Sensory Storytelling’ facilitator (Wombat Stew, Big Rain Coming)

  • Performance and development of ‘Sensory Storytelling’ projects in 2019, engaging children living with disabilities and their carers in facilitated sensory play and exploration

Perth Symphony Orchestra, Aus (Nov-Dec 2018)

  • Creative Ensemble Facilitator

  • Four weekly sessions at Gilmore School, Kwinana spearheading the initiation of a mixed instrument Creative Ensemble showcasing original music

Child & Adolescent Health Service, Princess Margaret Hospital / Perth Children’s Hospital, Aus (Sep 2017-Dec 2018, 0.2-0.4)

‘Project Sing’ Artist in Residence

  • The project included facilitating spontaneous small and large group musical interactions in Outpatient areas, a staff and volunteer lunchtime singing group, plus a digital songwriting project on the mental health ward and creative music workshops in ‘Fun on 4’ 

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Aus (2014-2019)

‘Jump! Jam! Jiggle!’ Presenter

  • The development and delivery of ‘Jump! Jam! Jiggle!’ for 2016 Education Week, 2017 AWESOME Festival and Homegrown Festival Gosnells 2018

  • The programme included the arrangement of extracts from Holst’s ‘The Planets’ arranged for nonet linked through a dramatic scenario, with opportunity for participatory improvisational music making by families with children aged 3+yr

Facilitator ‘HOP composition project’ at Princess Margaret Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital

  • An annual 1-day workshop engaging young people and their families in a creative music making process

AWESOME Arts, Aus (2012, 2013, 2016)

Co-facilitator ‘Creative Challenge’ projects ‘Remix’ (Koorliny Arts Centre, Kwinana), ‘This Little Light’ (East Kalgoorlie Primary School) and ‘SEED’ (Bungaree Primary School, Rockingham) 

  • Creative Challenge unites two artists in a school over a two week residency to inspire the creation of original artworks by children, engaging with a programme theme

The Song Room, Aus (Feb-Dec 2013, 0.2)

Teaching Artist at Woodbridge Primary School, 1-yr teacher mentoring programme

This involved working with two teachers to develop a sequential in-school music programme and original music around the ‘You Can Do It!’ social-emotional learning programme

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Human Emotion, Aus (2013)

Artist in Residence, Kalbarri Zestfest 2013

  • This involved working with multiple classes over a week, utilising traditional West African djembe ensemble rhythms in order to develop a performance piece around themes of the Dutch VOC activities in South Africa

Miscellaneous commissioners, Aus, UK (2007-current), Facilitator and Supporting Musician

  • Other sessions, projects and residencies with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Aus), Wigmore Hall, Spitalfields Music, London Music Masters, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Awards for Young Musicians, Harrogate Grammar School, City of London Sinfonia & Orchestras Live, Guildhall School of Music and Drama (UK)

 

Early years and families

AWESOME Arts, Aus 

Facilitator ‘Creative Bubs’ in the community and ‘Creative Bubs’ at AWESOME Festival (2016, 2018)

  • Developed concepts and materials for multiple creative cross-art sensory play sessions with 0-5 year olds and their carers

The Song Room, Aus (Aug 2012-Dec 2014, 0.2)

Writer ‘Music Made for You’ audio and written resource production and Facilitator ‘Reading Bug’ sessions

University of Western Australia, Junior Music School, Aus (Feb 2012-Dec 2012, 0.2)

'Music Playground’ facilitator 

  • Sessions for 3-4 year olds and their carers engaging with formal music learning in a fun, engaging format

Northside School of Music, Aus (Jan 2012-Dec 2012, 0.2)

‘Tiny Musicians’ facilitator

  • Sessions for 3-4 year olds and their carers engaging with formal music learning in a fun, engaging format

Miscellaneous commissioners, Aus, UK (2007-current), Facilitator and Supporting Musician

  • Other sessions, projects and residencies in the UK with Wigmore Hall, English National Opera, Paddington Green Children’s Centre, Maida Vale Children’s Centre and the Hackney Music Development Trust 

 

Community (including work with older people)

St John of God Hospital, Midland, Aus (Jan 2019 – current)

Musician in Residence

  • Running weekly singing and music-making sessions for people living with Parkinson’s Disease and in Mental Health Ward 4c (including dementia patients)

Catholic Homes, Aus (Apr – Jul 2019)

Drumming Facilitator and Choir Leader (Autumn 2019)

  • A six-week djembe drumming group for older people in high care and a ten-week choir project in independent living and hostel care, including the development of a resource for staff. 

  • A ten-week choral project, uniting Independent Living and Hostel Residents and culminating in a public performance

Catholic Homes, Aus (2014, 2015, 2016)

Music Facilitator

  • Four eight-week projects with older people in high care and independent hostel living (including dementia and mental health), working alongside Occupational and Speech Therapists to develop and deliver a variety of small and large group participatory and/or creative music-making experiences. 

Amana Living and WASO, Aus (Feb – Mar 2019)

Project Facilitator

  • Leading a six-week creative project for older people in nursing care, using reminiscence and themed musical frameworks for musical improvisation and composition, as part of the 2019 Amana Living Festival. 

Evolve Events, Aus (2018)

Pub Choir Director (pilot)

  • Three standalone sessions, including the arrangement and teaching of pop repertoire in three parts in a fun, informal format

Connect Victoria Park ‘Connect Community Choir’ Pilot, Aus (Aug 2018-Dec 2018)

Choir Leader

  • This intergenerational choir included a high proportion of elders living in Connect housing

Menagerie Indie Pop Choir, Aus (May 2015-March 2017, 0.4)

Artistic Director, Managing Director and Choir Director

  • Curated, programmed and facilitated four seasons, during which Menagerie sang indie and alternative repertoire in unique choral arrangements at gig venues and festival events including Fringe World

Catch Music, Aus (Feb 2012-Aug 2013)

‘Leederville Catch’, ‘Clarkson Catch’ Music Facilitator

  • Inclusive weekly jam sessions, often including a high proportion of people living with disabilities and their carers, rehearsing and performing pop and rock repertoire

People Who Care, Aus (Apr 2012-Aug 2013)

‘People Who Care Choir’ Facilitator

  • A weekly singing group session with elders

Miscellaneous commissioners, Aus, UK (2007-current)

  • Other sessions, projects and residencies with St John Ambulance, Mighty Camelot Choir (Aus) and Wigmore Hall (UK) 

 

 

 

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