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composer in residence

A large part of YAV's role is to nurture and develop music-making in South Australia and we are delighted to offer our choristers in every choir an opportunity to work with composer in residence.  

Composer in Residence 2013/2014 - Callie Wood

Callie is an emerging Australian composer and the 2013/2014 composer-in-residence for Young Adelaide Voices. In 2001 she was awarded the H. Brewster University Prize for Composition by the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide. Her compositions have been broadcast on Radio Adelaide, 5MBS & the ABC, & her song cycle ‘Drift’ features on Eve Vocal Trio’s CD, Muse.

Recent compositions include 'Bird Miniatures' for symphony orchestra chosen for the TSO Composers School & performed & recorded by the TSO in Hobart in 2011; 'The Long Goodbye' for solo cello performed & recorded by Louise McKay at the Adelaide Cello Festival in 2011; 'Estelle' for soprano & harp performed & recorded at a naming ceremony in Adelaide by Emma Horwood; & 'Everyday Extended' a choral work chosen for the 2010 Future Now: Composers Workshops with Stephen Leek, performed & recorded by the Lumina Vocal Ensemble. Callie has worked on collaborative multidisciplinary projects including the Helpmann Academy funded Splice, hybrid dance work My Unbelievable House, & hybrid media work Tram which was premiered at the SALA Festival of the Moving Image.

Callie was nominated for the National Music Camp NIDA Composition Fellowship in 2005, & in 2003 she was a recipient of Australia Council & Helpmann Academy funding for the VoiceLab Workshop Project Tour to Adelaide, Canberra & Brisbane. Callie completed a Masters degree in 2008, & in 2013 will graduate with a PhD from the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide, for which she held an Australian Postgraduate Award.

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