Angela Watson was born and educated in Glasgow. She graduated with a BA Music Performance from the RSAMD (viola), followed by post graduate studies at the Royal College of Music, London.
During her student years, and for some years after graduating, Angela taught violin and viola for Glasgow and Renfrewshire regions, and at the City of Edinburgh Music School.
After a period in Northern Italy with The Orchestra Sinfonica del Emiglia Romagna, she returned to Glasgow, freelancing with The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera and The Scottish Ballet Orchestra.
Whilst living in London, she played for the London Festival Orchestra, English National Ballet and in West end shows, such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Dr. Doolittle.
Since her return to Glasgow, Angela has been a member of Scottish Ballet orchestra.
To expand her teaching skills, she spent a year assisting at the Gorbals Childrens’ Choir, whilst also completing CPD courses in choir leading and musicianship with: the British Kodaly Academy; Singing for Pleasure; and the charismatic Lucinda Geoghegan, who designed the ‘Go for Bronze/ Silver/ Gold ‘ singing programmes for the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
Angela is tutor to The Academy’s Junior Choir, where young children are encouraged to learn sound musicianship through singing and musical games appropriate to their age group. She is also Choir-Mistress at Our Lady of the Annunciation primary school.
Following a successful children’s choir project at St Margaret’s Episcopal church, Glasgow - which she ran with her son Aidan (who is a chorister in The Academy Choir) - Angela has received funding to run a children’s choir at the Church for 2 years, as part of its community music programme.