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Samantha Raftery

General Details

BMus (Performance and Pedagogy), BMus (Hons) Composition

Samantha is a private instrumental music teacher, currently residing in Tusmore.

In 2014, she graduated from the Elder Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music, specialising in Performance and Pedagogy. In 2015, Samantha graduated with Honours in Composition. She is currently working on her MPhil in Composition, as well as a Masters in Teaching (Secondary). Samantha is currently completing a teaching internship at Gleeson College and is a UniMentor at UniSA.

Samantha has been involved in numerous ensembles, including the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, the Elder Conservatorium Symphony and Chamber orchestras, the Norwood Symphony Orchestra and many more. In 2015, Samantha successfully applied to be a learning trainee with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and has had the privilege of meeting and working with international artists.

In 2016, Samantha completed the Scoil Eigse program as part of the Ennis Fleadh Cheoil in Ireland, as well as attending workshops with Eileen O’Brien and Martin Hayes in Feakle, Ireland. She has also attended the Birmingham Tradfest, where she completed workshops with Tola Custy.

At the end of 2016, Samantha performed as part of the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute.

Samantha also has a strong background in composition. She has composed for film and tv, as well as collaborating with dancers for performances as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Samantha is currently studying composition and plans to create music for educational purposes. In 2015 she created a collaborative work with dancers based upon the story of the Velveteen Rabbit. Samantha would like to bring creative approaches from her composition studies into the teaching of instrumental music to students.

These details were last updated on February 26, 2018