The Mentorship Experience
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About The Event
A candid and close-up talk with the past three mentees who participated in the APRA AMCOS Women in Music Mentorship program for 2018 and 2019 in the Screen Composition strand, with the AGSC. Composers Nicolette Boaz, Fiona Hill and Kristin Rule will join composer Elizabeth Drake, AGSC board member and chair of the Gender Equity Committee, discussing the mentorship experience. Nicolette was matched with leading screen composer Nerida Tyson-Chew as her mentor and Fiona and Kristin were both mentored by internationally-renowned screen composer Elliot Wheeler.
If you've thought about applying for a mentorship, or have questions about how it works, want to hear how female comosers are getting ahead, or just want to find out about the projects these three screen composers worked on with their mentors, then don't miss this webinar.
Please note, this is a FREE day-time event, to be held on Wednesday 26 August, at 11am, so enjoy it over morning tea and get inspired for the rest of your day or week!
Nicolette Boaz composes for documentary, theatre and music libraries. This requires a knowledge of the many styles that make up contemporary music: jazz, blues, filmic, pop, orchestral and ambient. She has taught tertiary level World music and has a passion to support the need for and importance of culture in society. Teaching contemporary music, she runs a thriving piano tuition business. A strong sense of social justice and care for the environment informs her music. Nicolette has composed for many documentaries about Aboriginal Australia and has a University Degree in Contemporary Music and Aboriginal Studies.
Fiona Hill is a composer writing for screen, dance, theatre, and electroacoustic art music. Described as having powerful emotional impact by The Advertiser, she specialises in combining acoustic instruments with electronics to generate a rich and immersive emotional tapestry. Her most recent projects include short film Habituate for Sydney Dance Company, TV series A Dog’s Tale, and Imago for soprano, flute and electronics, released on Lamorna Nightingale’s Other Voices album. A Masters in Screen Composition graduate from the Australian Film Television and Radio School she is currently undertaking her PhD as part of the Sydney Conservatorium’s Composing Women program.
Kristin Rule is a bicycle riding, nature loving, cellist, composer & technologist based in the remote victorian town of Mallacoota. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts majoring in Music Composition in the year 2000 and has since forged a unique pathway in the music industry via her passion for cello and live looping. Kristin has worked as a film composer in a number of Australian feature length documentaries and TV series including Memoirs of a Plague (dir Rob Nugent), We Don't Need a Map (dir Warwick Thornton), The Scribe (dir Ruth Cullen), Backtrack Boys (dir Cathy Scott), The Beach (dir Warwick Thornton) and The Leadership (dir Ili Baré). In early 2018, Kristin sustained a serious left hand trauma that impacted heavily on her ability to play cello, which had been an intricate part of her film music making practice. The APRA / AGSC Women In Music mentorship with Elliott Wheeler supported Kristin at a critical time in her career, helping her to adapt and grow during challenging life changing circumstances.
Elizabeth Drake - Moderator
Elizabeth is an award-winning composer and pianist. She is involved in composing and performing music for theatre, dance and film as well as live performance and radio. Elizabeth is interested in the theatrical performance of music. Elizabeth has been a Board member for the AGSC since 2017 and is the current chair of the Gender Equity sub-Committee.