Amy is 17, and has been composing instrumental music since she was in first year, as well as songwriting from a younger age. She is in sixth year and attends St Margaret’s School For Girls, Aberdeen, where she was first introduced to composition and has just finished her study of advanced higher music. She plays piano and has recently passed her ARSM diploma, as well as violin, and enjoys playing in the Grampian Youth Orchestra. She has attended multiple “Sound Scotland” workshops such as “Go Compose” where her pieces were performed by the “Red Note Ensemble”. Last year, she attended the “Sound and Music Summer School” in London, and composed a piece for solo cello and soprano, which was later performed at the Herne Hill Music Festival. This year, Amy composed a piece for her fellow musicians in sixth year also leaving school, and conducted it at St Margaret’s annual spring concert, the Aberdeen and North East of Scotland Music Festival as well as on a school music tour to Prague. In September Amy will take up a place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to study composition and is very excited for her next steps in music making.