Promoting the RSNO in the north east

Heather Cassidy is promoting access to the RSNO in the north east.

Heather Cassidy is promoting access to the RSNO in the north east.

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed its first Regional Engagement Coordinator, Heather Cassidy.

She took up the role this month and is responsible for fostering relationships with schools and communities in Dundee with a view to increase Scotland’s national orchestra’s future activity in the city.

Based in Dundee, the new post has been created as part of a long-term project to cultivate opportunities to improve access to Scotland’s national orchestra in the area, with a focus on youth engagement, to inspire the people of Dundee to participate in classical music activities and to raise the profile of this art-form.

Heather is a multi-disciplined arts practitioner and development specialist, who also works with Dundee Repertory Theatre and Horsecross Arts, Perth. She trained at Glasgow University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has for the past ten years worked with and, over the last ten years, has worked for companies such as the National Theatre of Scotland, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company and the Scottish Refugee Council.

Heather said: “I am delighted to be joining the RSNO as Engagement Coordinator on their ambitious learning programme in Dundee. I am particularly looking forward to working with a generational cross-section of Dundee’s communities, both supporting and developing opportunities for inspiring cultural engagement through a number of exciting projects.”

As part of the new project, the RSNO will be creating a number of community music groups in the area. To get involved or to find out more contact Heather at engage@rsno.org.uk or call 07884 585328.