Further to the announcement that The School of Music and Fine Art has joined the Academic Supporters Programme of the British Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) there will be a presentation by Cindy Truong, BASCA Member Events & Relations Coordinator, under the educational partner programme, on Monday 2 Nov at 11am, followed by a Q & A session, networking – and pizza! The venue is the atmospheric Chatham Historic Dockyard, Room CT102. FREE to attend, this is a fantastic opportunity for musicians and songwriters. Places are limited, so booking is essential. Please confirm your attendance with firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 October.
The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) is the voice for music writers; the independent professional association representing music writers in all genres, from songwriting, through to media, contemporary classical and jazz and can trace our history back over 70 years. Whilst we are well known for putting on the British Composer Awards, the Gold Badge Awards and The Ivors every year, there is far more to us than these events. BASCA campaigns in the UK, Europe and throughout the world in order to protect the professional interests of our members. We count on the best songwriting and composing talent in order to do this important work and are entirely self-funding, relying on the continuing support of our members, who include Sir Paul McCartney, Dizzee Rascal, Michael Nyman, Gary Barlow, David Arnold, Sir Elton John, Imogen Heap, Howard Goodall, John Powell, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Kate Bush, Chris Martin, and many more.
Cindy Truong- Member Events & Relations Coordinator
Cindy is Member Events & Relations Coordinator at the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA). BASCA exists to support & protect the professional interests of songwriters and composers of all genres and to celebrate & encourage excellence in British music writing. BASCA own and organises The Ivor Novello Awards, British Composer Awards and Gold Badge Awards. Her role at BASCA involves organising over 30 events a year for members and looking after BASCA’s Academic Supporters (of which University of Kent is one).
Prior to BASCA, Cindy spent five years working at Making Music, a charity which supports amateur music groups across the UK, where she organised their annual conferences. She is a classically trained pianist with an undergraduate degree in Music & History from Oxford Brookes University but doesn’t, unfortunately, make time for piano playing nowadays. (Although she did recently take up a grade-one-athon challenge which was to learn and pass Grade 1 Flute in 3 months – which she did and proudly displays her certificate on top of her dusty piano…)