Dr Kirsty Devaney
Associate Consultant: Composition
Kirsty Devaney is a British composer who studied with Joe Cutler and Howard Skempton at Birmingham Conservatoire and is now a Junior Fellow at the Conservatoire. Her work specialises in working with and writing music for young and non-professionals and in 2011 she was nominated for a BASCA British Composer Award. Her music has been premiered by ensembles and musicians such as Orchestra of the Swan, Chroma, Ella Rundle and Richard Uttley, In Harmony, Orkest de Ereprijs, CoMA, Workers Union Ensemble, and BCMG.
Kirsty has worked as a freelance composer and workshop leader delivering workshops for a variety of different age groups including working for organisations such as with THSH, In Harmony Liverpool, CBSO, Stratford Literary Festival, and leading the ‘Young Composers Project’, an initiative set up by Birmingham Conservatoire to encourage more young people to compose. She has also closely worked with BCMG and lead CPD for Birmingham Music Service on composing. She has recently gained a research position at Birmingham City University under the supervision of professor Martin Fautley and Janet Hoskyns, researching composing in education.