Lecturer in Creative Industries, University of Melbourne

Dr. Caitlin Vincent is a researcher and academic in the cultural and creative industries. Her areas of interest include opera, digital technology, creative workforces and labour, organizational management, and gender and diversity. Dr. Vincent has co-authored several high-impact industry reports, including 'The status of women in the Canadian arts and cultural industries: Research review 2010-2018,' and published across digital performance, scenography, gender studies, employment, and public diplomacy.

Completed in 2019, Dr. Vincent's PhD dissertation examined the disruptions posed by digital technology on legacy performance mediums, with a particular focus on large-scale repertoire opera. In addition to investigating the aesthetic possibilities for interactivity between live performers and digital sets and establishing the historical lineage of this relationship, her work considered the impact of digital technology on workforces and creative hierarchies, design processes, and company infrastructures. Dr. Vincent outlined a new classification system for different modes of digital scenography and proposed a reevaluation of administrative expectations for companies that use digital elements.

In 2019, Dr. Vincent was appointed Lecturer in Creative Industries at the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. She is an Affiliate Member of the Centre for People, Organisation and Work at RMIT University.

A classically-trained soprano and accomplished opera librettist, Dr. Vincent has had works commissioned and premiered by Washington National Opera, the Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Schubert Club of Minnesota, and Semperoper Dresden, among others. From 2009 to 2014, she was the Artistic Director of The Figaro Project (Baltimore, USA), a non-profit, grassroots opera company dedicated to presenting opera in accessible and affordable ways.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Lecturer in Creative Industries, University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2019 
    Deakin University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2009 
    Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, Master of Music
  • 2007 
    Harvard College, Bachelor of Arts

Publications

  • 2018
    Notation by Context: Digital Scenography as Artefact of Authorial Intent, Leonardo Music Journal
  • 2017
    The Intersection of Live and Digital: New Technical Classifications for Digital Scenography in Opera, Theatre and Performance Design
  • 2016
    Artwork spawning artwork: trans-disciplinary approaches to artistic spin-offs and evolution in the digital context (CHAPTER), Digital Echoes: Spaces for Intangible and Performance-Based Cultural Heritage
  • 2016
    Navigating control and illusion: functional interactivity versus 'faux-interactivity' in transmedia dance performance, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media