Gavin Wayte

Fellow in Creative and Professional Practice - Lecturer in Academic Studies - Contemporary Music Lead Junior RNCM

PhD, MusM, BMus(Hons), FRSA

Email: Gavin.Wayte@rncm.ac.uk

  • Module Leader Artist Development 1 and 2
  • Working closely with Hannah McCabe in developing and supporting placement training and creative project work within the UG and PGT curricula.
  • Contemporary Music Lead RNCM Junior Department
  • Artist Development 1 and 2 – Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials
  • UG3 – Professional Placement – Seminars and Tutorials
  • UG4 – Creative Project – Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials
  • UGR3 PERF – Performing Contemporary Music
  • UG4 PERF – Performance Studies
  • Research Elective – Cinematic Alchemy: Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann
  • Research Elective – Improvisation: Past, Present and Future
  • RNCM Junior Department – Contemporary Music Lead; Conductor of New Music Ensemble; Tutor in Composition

I am a composer, pianist and conductor working in a variety of genres from opera to multimedia performance. My PhD was from the University of Manchester (2007), after which I took training at the Centre Acanthes and worked on the Royal Opera House’s VOX opera writing scheme. As a conductor, I have worked with Psappha and Manchester Camerata. I have over fifteen years of experience teaching in Higher Education, at the Universities of Nottingham and Salford, and as part-time lecturer at the RNCM (junior and senior Colleges). 

Personal Website

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Artist Development 1 and 2 – Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials
  • UG3 – Professional Placement – Seminars and Tutorials
  • UG4 – Creative Project – Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials
  • UGR3 PERF – Performing Contemporary Music
  • UG4 PERF – Performance Studies
  • Research Elective – Cinematic Alchemy: Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann
  • Research Elective – Improvisation: Past, Present and Future
  • RNCM Junior Department – Contemporary Music Lead; Conductor of New Music Ensemble; Tutor in Composition

Publications

    Compositions

  • Dark Room (Study I), 2017, Vibraphone and live electronics, 
  • CRUMP, 2017, Tpt.Tbn.Hp.2Vlns.Vla.Vc., 
  • Aperture, 2016, Alto saxophone and live electronics, 
  • Another Place, 2016, Tpt.Vln. Live electronics and video projection, 
  • Bones of Spring, 2013, for 2 dancers, visual projection, harp and live electronics, 
  • Hot to Trot Love Bot, for Actor-Harpsichordist, 2012, Harpsichord, Text by Dzifa Benson, based on an idea by Dzifa Benson, 
  • Performances

  • Steve Davismoon; Sadie Smith; Participants from Chatsworth Academy In Search of the Phoenix, Music theatre for young people music theatre group, wind ensemble, electric guitar
  • Talks, Workshops and Masterclasses

  • Who’s Driving? ,  New Music North West Festival Sir John Manduell Research Series, Royal Northern College of Music 15/11/17

Professional Activity

Multi-media composition and conducting, specialising in contemporary classical music. Cross-disciplinary collaborations in dance, opera, performance and installations. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Artistic Quality Assessor for Arts Council England.