Kass Finlay McAuliffe
Sydney-based composer Kass Finlay McAuliffe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Canterbury University and a Bachelor of Music from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her Miniatures for Children was placed first equal in the IRMT NZ Composition Competition, while various recorder compositions were choreographed and taken on tour by Limbs Dance Theatre, a New Zealand dance troupe.
However, the bulk of her compositions have been restaurant repertoire for solo piano, piano trio, string duo, and more recently small ensemble. In 2003 her light jazz / landscape instrumental composition Down in Mesopotamia on her AVIAN DREAMS CD won First Prize, Best Instrumental Composition in the Australian-wide 5th Johnny Dennis Music Awards. She created an Australian Independent Record label, KassMusic in 2004. More information on CD availability is at firstname.lastname@example.orgSource: Kass Finlay McAuliffe, May 2008
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