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Ella Macens and The National Women Composers Development Program: I couldn’t quite comprehend that I would be composing for such esteemed Australian ensembles and musicians

It may only be a couple of weeks into the working year, but already Ella Macens has composed two songs for Australia's leading vocal ensemble The Song Company. This driven and talented woman has just returned from an intense two weeks at the Gondwana Composer School being mentored by the Company's artistic director Antony Pitts and composer Paul Stanhope. Composing original works and having them performed by some of Australia's greatest choral and orchestral groups is not something many women have the opportunity of doing. However, Ella is about to head into her second year at a brand new Masters degree created by The University of Sydney called the National Women Composers Development Program. The NWCDP - rolls right off the tongue - aims to bring some change to the under representation of women composers in Australia, and indeed around the world.

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