Alan Cutts lectured in Conducting and Orchestration at CSM until his passing in 2016. He was greatly respected and admired by his colleagues and students. He left behind a large collection of teaching materials - some of which are shared in the below links.
"Born in 1950, I grew up in London, becoming familiar with the standard orchestral repertoire, but developing a particular attraction to the post-war avant-garde. It was Joseph Weingarten whose endlessly painstaking teaching at the piano brought me to a fuller understanding of the 19th century piano repertoire. George Hurst’s summer conducting classes were an ongoing source of inspiration, while two hours with a pupil of Bela Katona set me up for years of reward later on teaching beginner and grade violin.
Four years as chorus-master to the Wexford Festival in the late 1970s led to my making that town my home and, in collaboration with Eileen Herlihy, founding the Wexford School of Music in 1980. A long period of creating arrangements and teaching material began at this time. Performances were as director of the Wexford Festival Singers, the Wexford Youth Choir and the Wexford Youth Orchestra.
Since 1997 I have worked at the Cork School of Music, taking young choirs and string orchestras, and teaching conducting and orchestration on the degree course. It was also my pleasure to conduct the chamber choir Madrigal 75 for seven years. Meantime, a desire to speculate on the meaning and content of music has never left me." - extract from Alan's website biography
Music Visible Book 1
Music Visible Books 2 & 3
Arrangements - Easy
Arrangements - Medium
Arrangements - Hard
Arrangements - Christmas
Compositions - Alan Cutts
Compositions - others