Alice Chance (1994)
Works by Alice Chance are becoming well-known in Australia and beyond. Ensembles which have commissioned or premiered her work include The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, The Song Company, Musica Viva for the Enigma String Quartet, Sydney Conservatorium Early Music Ensemble, The Australia Piano Quartet, The Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, The Birralee Blokes,The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Luminscence Chamber Singers, The Australian Boys Choir, The Sydney Children’s Choir, The Australian Youth Choir and Sydney Youth Orchestras.
Alice has completed composition residencies in India and the USA, and worked as composer in residence with the Moorambilla Festival from 2013-15. This work is featured in the 2014 ABC documentary Outback Choir and in the 2015 film Wide Open Sky. In 2016, Alice was composer in residence for Sydney Children's Choir and an associate artist with Barangaroo NSW, creating several new works including a sound installation. Alice has completed honours in Composition with teacher Paul Stanhope at Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she was awarded the 2012 Ignaz Friedman Memorial Prize for academic merit in Composition. Alice is the vocal arranger for Fangirls, a new musical by Yve Blake quickly building hype. Alice music directed showcases at the Women of the World Festival in London, UK and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2018.