Joseph Donaghey

Joseph Donaghey holds an advanced diploma in performance from Cambrian College and a Bachelor’s degree in performance and composition from Memorial University. Joe draws influence and inspiration from the unique sounds of electronic music, the “music for guitarists” attitude of heavy metal, and the beautiful sound and wide abilities of the classical guitar. His hope is to expand the repertoire of the guitar in any form but with a focus on electronics. Joe currently works as a community music educator with the non-profit International Grenfell Association in rural Newfoundland.

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Ben Diamond

Ben Diamond is an emerging new music performer and composer. He is studying classical guitar performance at Memorial University, with a minor in composition. Ben recently performed in several locations across Canada in the summer of 2019 such as in Saskatoon SK where he won Second Place in the FCMF National Music Festival Guitar Competition, and the Domaine Forget Guitar Academy. Ben premiered Prime Directive at the 21st Century Guitar Conference held at the University of Ottawa as part of the “Canadian Music Marathon” concert featuring works exclusively for guitar and electronics.

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Andrew Noseworthy

Andrew Noseworthy composer, guitarist and arranger, creates a place for unheard voices within unlikely ensembles and underplayed instruments. His music addresses the struggles of accepting or rejecting ‘locality’ while drawing from experiences of isolation within his hometown of Labrador West, the tight-knit arts community of St John’s, Newfoundland and the expansive scenes in New York City. Each facet of his work has grown out of close-collaborations between fellow new music advocates.

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