Joined the traveling Motown band 'Groove Hunters'
Throughout May, I was pleased to have joined a Motown band travelling around the Hunter. Sponsored by Create NSW, we toured from Singleton all the way to Dungog on Sax. This was extremely rewarding and inspired me to explore elements of funk with my own music creation. Since May, I have created 2 new Aussie Funk Fusion tracks with more to come to create my next EP!
Finalist in ASPIRE Song Writing Competition
2017 - 2018
ASPIRE is the Maitland/Newcastle Catholic Schools Office creative and performing arts program. This initiative creates annual performances of original plays/musicals featuring students from the diocese. In 2017 and 2018, I participated in the ASPIRE Song Writing Competition, where we composed an original song based off the theme of the production. Both years I became a shortlisted finalist, undertaking workshops with special guests such as Amy V and Bill Chambers to improve my compositions. In 2018 I was extremely fortunate to have my song professionally recorded at Tommirock Studios and be produced on a CD, played and sold at the 2018 Aspire production ‘Dark Matter’. As a finalist, I also received the opportunity to co-write two original songs which were then performed on stage in the Aspire production.
Graduated from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Composition for Creative Industries
Received the Taylor Scholarship for Composing at St Andrew's College Sydney
Released my first EP 'Sometimes I Feel' to all streaming services
Commitioned to compose the music for a Spotify ad for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Member of the Little Mermaid Musical Band on Saxophone, produced by the Muswellbrook Amateur Theatrical Society
Member of the Addams Family Musical Band on Keyboard, produced by the University of Sydney Intercollegiate community
Commenced study at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney studying a Bachelor of Music Composition for Creative Industries
Completed AMEB Grade 4 Theory of Music - Pass with Honours
Recipient of the Outstanding Contributor to Youth Culture at the Muswellbrook Shire Australia Day Award Ceremony
Completed AMEB Grade 7 Saxophone - Pass with High Distinction
Cassidy Watts Completed AMEB Grade 8 Piano