Anna Wendy Stevenson
Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Applied Music.
Anna-Wendy is Senior lecturer and Programme Leader for the University of the Highlands and Island’s innovative BA (Hons) Applied Music degree. A fiddler and composer, she has performed and delivered workshops in traditional Scottish music world-wide and curated and directed events for a wide range of organisations, communities, media groups and festivals in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia and Europe. She led the traditional music programmes for Lews Castle College in Benbecula, designing and delivering dynamic courses which have produced many of today’s award-winning traditional musicians. In her role as PL for the networked BAAM, she has developed many community and professional industry partnerships and manages a large cohort of distributed students and teaching staff across the UK. She is engaged in research around building online collaborative learning environments and communities of practice.
Education projects include: ‘Far Flung Corners’ - a collaboration and cultural exchange with partners Soundstorm Music Education Agency from Dorset, ‘Fuaran nan Eilean’ – a heritage research project in partnership with Feisean nan Gaidheal and ‘Òrain na Cloinne Bige’ – music for a new Gaelic language Early Years online app in partnership with the Multi Media Unit of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. Awards include MG Alba Scots Trad Music Tutor of the Year 2018, University of the Highlands and Islands Most Engaging Video Conference Lecturer of the Year 2016, and her work with the community education project, Far Flung Corners was recognised in the finals of the Herald Higher Education Awards 2017.