Something I've always told students of mine who are trying to build a name for themselves in the industry, is to google themselves - how many of the search results are in fact, you? Sometimes, it might surprise you where you pop up…. which I proved to myself, as I came across a concert featuring my work that had slipped under my radar!
Back in 2014 I submitted two pieces to The Australian Boys Choir for their 75th anniversary composition competition, one of which, ‘Northern Star’ was selected as a finalist and premiered. I had all but forgotten about the other piece I had submitted, until I came across the concert announcement for The Australian Boys Choir Concert in March 2023, which was featuring my other work, ‘Down the Open Road’!
- I promptly emailed them to let them know this was in fact a world premiere, and that I was delighted they were performing another of my works. I was able to watch the premiere by the wonder that is online concert performances (at the ungodly hour of 1am for me!), and was delighted to hear such a lovely premiere of my piece. Thank you Australian Boys Choir for continuing to programme my work!