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Career Talks

The School of Music organises a series of career talks each Spring semester. These are open to music students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Guests speakers talk about their career and answer questions about their particular profession. Topics range from the music business, orchestral management, broadcasting, freelance composition and performance and much more.

Talks take place on Tuesday lunchtimes from 13.10 - 14.00, in the Boyd Lecture Theatre of the main School of Music building.

All undergraduates and postgraduates welcome.

Spring Semester 2015

Tuesday 27 January
Sound out and shape up your career plan
Aled Williams (Career Consultant, Cardiff University Careers and Employability Service)

Tuesday 3 February
Handling the competition
David Jackson (Artistic Director, Cardiff Singer of the World)

Tuesday 10 February
The changing landscape of the international recording industry
Adrian Strain (Director of Communications, IFPI)

Tuesday 17 February
Music publishing in the digital age
Simon Wright* (Head of Rights and Contracts, Oxford University Press)

Tuesday 3 March
The challenges
Tony Woodcock* (President, New England Conservatory and Honorary Fellow, Cardiff University)

Tuesday 10 March
The independentís perspective
Adrian Farmer and Antony Smith (Nimbus Records)

Tuesday 17 March
Learning, participation and animateurship in the arts
Annie Sheen* (Education Manager, Southbank Centre)

Tuesday 24 March
Music librarianship
Peter Linnitt* (Librarian, Royal College of Music)


*Cardiff University School of Music alumni


Any queries on Career Talks should be addressed to:

Dr Charles Wilson

Position: Lecturer in Music Telephone: +44(0)29 208 76656