Rhona Stevens
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Rhona Stevens

Freelance Musician | National Office Manager | Events & Membership AssistantEdinburgh, United Kingdom
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Rhona Stevens

Freelance Musician | National Office Manager | Events & Membership AssistantEdinburgh, United Kingdom
About me
I am the National Office Manager for an arts, culture and heritage membership organisation based in Edinburgh. My main work involves overseeing and supporting our local branch activities, project managing, and sourcing and submitting funding applications on behalf of the organisaiton. I also work PT for Federation of Scottish Theatre as an Events and Membership Assistant. I've worked for various charities in recent years on projects surrounding the promotion of creativity as a lead arts facilitator within SIMD1 areas as well as engaged in more organisation-based roles such as business admin. I love to work for causes I sincerely care about and can emotionally engage with as I feel that passion for a cause is one of the most powerful elements which can help to launch a project/help gain its momentum and recognition. Additionally, I’m a freelance musician; specialising in singing, songwriting and guitar accompaniment. I have a background as a gigging musician as well as teaching and leading arts projects. I love to combine creativity with structure and organisation in whatever I'm doing; from arranging, curating and performing gigs, networking, management and so on!
Projects
  • Reverie
    Reverie
  • BBC Radio Scotland's The Afternoon Show 'Single of the Week'
    BBC Radio Scotland's The Afternoon Show 'Single of the Week'My second single has been chosen for SOTW over on BBC radio Scotland! You can tune in every day this week to the afternoon show to hear it live on air. Or, to listen back to hear me chatting about it on air, head over to BBC Sounds to listen to Monday's episode
  • Melanin
    MelaninMusic video for my debut single 'Melanin' which released 29.01.2021
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Work history
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    Events & Membership AssistantFederation of Scottish Theatre
    Edinburgh, United KingdomPart Time
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    National Office ManagerTMSA
    Edinburgh, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Abelton Live
  • Song Writing
  • Teaching
  • Microsoft Office
  • Business Administration
  • Music
  • Music Administration
  • CRM
  • Arts Funding
  • Membership Management
Education
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    BA (hons) Applied Studies [Music]University of the Highlands and Islands
     - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    BA, First Class Honors degree in Applied Music. A blended learning degree with largely online-based study, collaborating and communication. Exploring music history, pedagogy, and music composition. My principal study was songwriting. For my fourth year honours project, I chose to collaborate with BBC Folk Award and Trad Awards nominated multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Joseph Peach; influenced by the poetry of twentieth-century North-East poet Violet Jacob. The aim of the project was to utilise the core poetic framework to explore and develop an interpretive soundscape using the expressive and rhythmic Scots vernacular; paying homage to the poet’s affinity to landscape, nature and the community around Jacob.
Awards
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    Taran Guitars Young Players Bursary AwardTaran Guitars
    The Bursary offers one young musician, who is 30 years of age or under and is either playing professionally and/or studying, the opportunity to commission their very own instrument at a significantly reduced rate.
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    Sgoil Chiùil na Gaidhealtachd ScholarshipSgoil Chiùil na Gaidhealtachd
    Fully funded three year scholarship to study Traditional Scottish Music in the Highlands of Scotland at one of Scotlands six National Centres for Excellence.