arts + audio projects, planning + engagement

Events - Heather McDougall

Event planning and production of Heather McDougall. Including pre-concert talks, live event / concert / broadcast production.

Also public speaking engagements of Heather McDougall. Including presentations at industry conferences, meetings and participation in panel discussions.

Credit: David Kessler / Courtesy of Rosemont College

Credit: David Kessler / Courtesy of Rosemont College



  • Stage Presenting: delivered opening remarks/welcome at pre-concert talks, literary talks, concerts, and lecture-performances, on behalf of Civic Orchestra of Chicago, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, West Cork Literary Festival, RTÉ and University of Limerick Orchestra

  • Presenting for Panels and Public Talks: served as panelist for Conversations in Publishing: Podcasting (Rosemont College, Philadelphia, February 2019) and moderator for Podcasting at the Intersection of Opera, Race and Social Justice (Opera America Conference, St. Louis, July 2018)


  • Live music event management: coordination of and liaising with venues, catering, front of house, technical (PA, projection, supertitles and click track), ticketing and guest lists, program creation, proofing and publication, emergency services and insurance. Experience in stage managing and backstage artist support. Ranging from quarterly to bi-weekly frequency - in varied spaces such as cathedrals and world-class, purpose-built concert halls.

  • Live broadcast and multi-media event management: experience coordinating and liaising with studios and artistic and technical personnel (soloists, conductors, orchestral musicians, dancers, actors, television and radio producers and engineers, lighting crew and floor staff), scripting, release form administration and running order creation and dissemination. Experience operating variable speed DVD players for live orchestra film events, cueing video directors and recording engineers from score. Broadcast/event frequency ranging from quarterly to weekly — with reach from local to national and international.

  • Tour management: organized national and international touring for RTÉ Orchestras, including air travel, local transport, accommodation, per diems, catering and visas.