Another rather eclectic week for me coming up. Although I am employed at the RCS as a composer (I think...), I am often called on to exercise/utilise a wide variety of my other skills. My schedule this week therefore includes the following events (not an exhaustive list):
Monday - teaching Scoring and Arranging to the Musical Theatre Musical Director students (orchestration and writing for various ensembles), attending another board meeting with New Music Scotland (to discuss some exciting developments - watch this space...) and working on our composition admissions for next session
Tuesday - Leading our Freelance Musician seminars for our BMus 3 composers (discussing the skills required to be a freelance composer, such as fundraising, social media, communication of ideas, etc.), and leading a free improvisation class for some of the MMus performance students
Wednesday - Composition Staff Department meeting, and attending a talk I organised for our composers from Fabrice Fitch
Thursday - attending a solo instrumental workshop for our BMus 1+2 composers, lead by Robert Irvine (cellist from Red Note), then convening some performance assessments in our Concerto Concert that evening
Friday - viewing some final drafts of pieces for submission to our Conductors' Ensemble workshops (where our conducting fellows read through new works by BMus 2 composers).
Aside from this (and the inevitable email communications...) I will also be meeting my composition students for 1:1 lessons most days, and even grabbing some time to write some music myself in the gaps!