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Transforming Musicology

April 2014

Funding awarded for new project, In Concert: Towards a Collaborative Digital Archive of Musical Ephemera



Gloria Artis award for Emeritus Professor

April 2014

Adrian Thomas awarded Poland’s highest cultural honour



Robert Fokkens elected ARAM

April 2014

Dr Robert Fokkens has been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music



Urban Birds in Cardiff

March 2014

Performance of Dr Arlene Sierra's new work for three pianos with percussion and sampled birdsong



The God Article

March 2014

Research collaboration set to breathe technological life into an ancient Turkish instrument



City of Light: Paris 1900-1950

March 2014

Dr Caroline Rae is Series Advisor for a major new festival project from The Philharmonia Orchestra



Game of Attrition: Arlene Sierra, Vol. 2

February 2014

New CD of orchestral works from Dr Arlene Sierra



National Music Library Day

February 2014

Celebrating with the Music Library at Aberdare Hall



Composition: Wales

January 2014

Postgraduate's score chosen for BBC National Orchestra of Wales project



Y Syrcas Y Syrcas

December 2013

S4C's new family film features score by School alumnus Mark Thomas



Joseph Haydn and Britain

December 2013

New British Library publication co-edited by Professor David Wyn Jones



Composition round-up

November 2013

Latest news from Cardiff composers



Musorgsky cover - thumbnail Musorgsky and His Circle

November 2013

Major new biography of the creators of some of the best-known Russian music of the nineteenth century



Britten's Five Canticles

November 2013

First touring production from new performance company



desert island Desert Island Discs, Beti a’i Phobol, and Britishness

November 2013

Dr Sarah Hill is speaking at British Academy conference on Desert Island Discs and the discographic



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Watermarks and the history of music

October 2013

Public lecture from a leading authority on music printing and music publishing in the eighteenth century



Arlene - thumb 'Game of Attrition' on BBC Radio 3

October 2013

Preview of upcoming Bridge Records release, Arlene Sierra, Vol. 2



Alaturka cover Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music (1923-1938)

October 2013

Exploring the significance of style in Turkish music



Uni Challenge - thumb Starter for ten

October 2013

Captaining Cardiff to a win on University Challenge



Tracing Lines - thumbnail Tracing Lines

September 2013

Dr Robert Fokkens traces South African roots on debut CD



Salome - book cover Performing Salome, Revealing Stories

September 2013

New interdisciplinary volume edited by Dr Clair Rowden traces Salome as a cultural icon through the twentieth century



Portland tour ad - thumb Sing a Song of Portland

September 2013

Unique musical walking tours scripted by PhD student



Dancer Cross-arts collaboration

September 2013

Postgraduate's involvement in unique collaborative project with the Rambert Dance company



Ken Hamilton From Stein to Steinway

August 2013

Professor Kenneth Hamilton explores 300 years of the piano



Nathan On the road with the NYOW

August 2013

Looking back at the National Youth Orchestra of Wales' new Young Composers-in-Residence programme



Rachel Cowgill New Head of School

July 2013

Professor Rachel Cowgill appointed as Head



Speaking of Music - cover Speaking of Music

July 2013

New publication co-edited by Dr Keith Chapin



Rob Court at RAH Proms, recitals, requiems, and Daleks

July 2013

Busy summer for University Organist Rob Court who will be joining BBC National Orchestra for Wales for the Doctor Who Proms at the Royal Albert Hall



Ken Hamilton Page to Stage

July 2013

Funding announced for new classical music app that will explore the invisible history, meaning and context behind a piece of music



Tom Daley - thumb Inspiring young composer to Proms win

June 2013

BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition win for young composer with a piece performed and recorded by students at the School of Music



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June 2013

Two former students have received MBEs in the Queen's birthday honours list 2013



Amanda Villepastour The Science of Music

May 2013

Dr Amanda Villepastour joined Professor Robert Winston for the first episode of his new BBC Radio 4 series



Hepworth Paid undergraduate research placement

May 2013

Opportunity for an undergraduate student to enhance their research skills by working with the Jan Fairley Archive



funeral music The music of time

May 2013

A look at the recent JISC-funded project 'Advancing the Resource: Music Collections at Cardiff University'



Arlene Urban Birds

May 2013

Dr Arlene Sierra's new compositional project has won major funding support from the PRS for Music Foundation



flags Performing the Nation, Writing its Song

May 2013

Postgraduate's ethnographic examination of performer and songwriter identity within the Eurovision Song Contest



Seamus Ennis Following the Ennis Trail

May 2013

Multimedia presentation explores a famous Irish musical journey taken by folklorists in 1951



Tom Daley Helping young Croesyceiliog composers

April 2013

Music students from Croesyceiliog School visited the department to have their compositions performed by undergraduate students



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Alkan in Singapore

April 2013

Professor Kenneth Hamilton's recent recital in Singapore celebrated the 200th anniversary of Alkan's birth



Amelia Pedroso The Voice of a Cuban Priestess

April 2013

Cardiff contribution to new publication celebrates the life of renowned Cuban ritual singer and priestess Amelia Pedroso



Gorillaz - thumb Understanding 'virtual bands'

April 2013

PhD student Alicia Stark discusses her research on Authenticity, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Virtual Band



Llinos onstage Representing the Urdd in Paris

April 2013

First year student's performances at Disneyland Paris for special celebration of Welsh culture



Eloise Graduate's London Symphony Orchestra commission

March 2013

New work by Eloise Nancie Gynn will be premiered by the LSO later this month.



Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice

March 2013

New Cardiff University Operatic Society production



Hepworth - thumb Vacancy: Lecturer in Music

March 2013

The School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Music for a fixed two-year period



Carlos del Cueto BBC Music Fellowship awarded to Cardiff alumnus

March 2013

Carlos del Cueto has been awarded one of the inaugural Music Fellowships from the BBC Performing Arts Fund



Ken Hamilton Royal Opera House performance

February 2013

Professor Kenneth Hamilton will be playing and discussing Liszt's piano transcriptions



CUBB logo thumb UniBrass 2013

February 2013

Cardiff University Brass Band will be competing in the National Brass Band Championships this weekend



Dorian The Picture of Dorian Gray

February 2013

Composition student brings well-known novel to musical life



PGR Study Day Sharing and supporting postgraduate research

February 2013

The School's first student-run PGR Study Day took place recently



Beethoven Sharing expertise on Ludwig van

February 2013

Cardiff involvement in festival celebrating the music and legacy of Beethoven



Michael Tippett The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett

January 2013

New book co-edited by Dr Kenneth Gloag and Dr Nicholas Jones has just been published



Joe O'Connell The politics of punk

January 2013

Joe O'Connell discusses his PhD research on punk, the politics of the bands, and the people who followed them



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Vienna and the Culture of Music: 1700, 1800, 1900

January 2013

Professor David Wyn Jones has been awarded a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust



Birtwistle cover Creating contemporary opera

January 2013

'Instinctive interventions: Birtwistle at the National Theatre and beyond'



Yfat Soul Zisso Composition: Wales

January 2013

Postgraduate composer's score chosen for BBC National Orchestra of Wales project



David Childs Autumn semester concert with renowned brass soloist

January 2013

The Cardiff University Brass Band teamed up with David Childs, one of the finest brass soloists in the world, for a concert in December



University Challenge - thumb Cardiff team takes on University Challenge

December 2012

Music graduate Philip Cashian joins other distinguished Cardiff alumni for a University Challenge Christmas special



Wind Ensemble NCBF Gold for Wind Ensemble

December 2012

Cardiff University Wind Ensemble awarded Gold at the recent National Concert Band Festival in Southampton



Ken Hamilton & students from Singapore East meets West at the School of Music

December 2012

The School of Music welcomed a group of talented Singaporean music students and their teachers last week



Idrissa When the Mande world came to Cardiff

November 2012

Watch a recent performance at the School by master musicians led by Idrissa Camara



Genesis sixteen - thumbnail Singing with the Genesis Sixteen

November 2012

Recent graduate Amy Blythe shares her experiences so far...



20x12 Music and Sport: The Hermeneutics of 20x12

November 2012

Watch the public lecture delivered at the School by Dr Andrew Edgar, Reader at the University's School of English, Communication and Philosophy



Birtwistle book cover Harrison Birtwistle’s Operas and Music Theatre

November 2012

The first definitive study of the composer’s music for the opera house and theatre



Gellert Collisions of Sublimities

November 2012

Dr Keith Chapin on 'The Case of Gellert's Geistliche Oden und Lieder (1757)'



Martin Humphries London workshop for Oblique3

November 2012

Student-run contemporary music ensemble invited to attend session with Peter Wiegold



Pleasure Gardens

Music-making in London’s Pleasure Gardens

October 2012

Professor Cowgill's contribution to the first book-length cultural history of pleasure gardens



Arlene Seattle Symphony premiere

October 2012

New commission from Dr Arlene Sierra premieres at Seattle's Benaroya Hall



Llandaff Llandaff Cathedral concert

October 2012

Upcoming Cardiff University Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra concert



European flags - thumbTeaching in Europe

October 2012

Erasmus Teaching Mobility Grants awarded to three School academics



Liszt Liszt's Legacy to his Students

October 2012

Watch the recent John Bird lecture given by Professor Kenneth Hamilton



Stephen Walsh Taking academic expertise stateside

October 2012

Professor Stephen Walsh is beginning a lecture tour of East Coast campuses in the United States



Liesl Stoltz Contemporary South African compositions

October 2012

Free concert of music by prominent South African composers performed by Liesl Stoltz (flute) and Francois du Toit (piano)



fiddler - thumb At the vanguard of antiquity

October 2012

Successful PhD thesis examines the avant-garde of the Irish Fiddle in twentieth century performance practice



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Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers

September 2012

Helping the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment celebrate the birth of the prima donna



Ken Hamilton Radio round-up

September 2012

On-air introductions to our newest member of staff



Keith C Academics elected to RMA Council

September 2012

Professor Rachel Cowgill and Dr Keith Chapin have been elected to the Council of the Royal Musical Association



prima donna The Arts of the Prima Donna

August 2012

New publication, co-edited by Rachel Cowgill, explores the prima donna in the long nineteenth century



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Acclaimed Scottish pianist and academic joins the School of Music

August 2012

Kenneth Hamilton will be joining the School as Professor of Music from September 2012



Gareth Hughes Composer clinches prestigious Eisteddfod award

August 2012

PhD student Gareth Hughes awarded Musician's Medal



Gemma Norford Helping young musicians in Uganda

August 2012

Graduate Gemma Norford shares her experiences as a volunteer at Kampala Music School



Tippett book cover Operatic Masculinities

July 2012

Kenneth Gloag will give a paper on Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage at Operatic Masculinities conference



computer keyboard Job opportunity: Finance Administrator

July 2012

The School of Music has a vacancy for a new part-time Finance Administrator



Grad 2012 Class of 2012

July 2012

Video and photographs from our graduation reception



Amanda Villepastour Leverhulme funding successes

July 2012

New funding awards will help academics to study the bata drum tradition in Cuba and the Theosophy movement



Arlene Sierra Recording grant awarded for Arlene Sierra, Volume 2

July 2012

Dr Arlene Sierra’s recording project receives major grant



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Old Stones Remember and Spirit of Africa

July 2012

Premieres of new works by Associate Lecturer Dr Liz Lane



Opera seats Cardiff Interdisciplinary Research in Opera

June 2012

The School of Music launches new platform for interdisciplinary collaboration in opera research



alt text Postmodernism in Music

June 2012

New publication equips readers with a relevant understanding of a complex but important topic in music studies



alt text The Fairley World Music Collection

June 2012

It is with sadness that the School notes the recent passing of respected broadcaster and ethnomusicologist Jan Fairley



alt text The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett

June 2012

New publication co-edited by Dr Kenneth Gloag and Dr Nicholas Jones provides a wide ranging study of Tippett and his works



Aled Wyn Clark Student successes at the Urdd Eisteddfod

June 2012

Cardiff students take first and second places in composition competition



alt text Brecon Jazz Festival

June 2012

Cardiff University Big Band will be performing at this year's internationally-renowned Brecon Jazz Festival



alt text Second-Hand Music

June 2012

Kenneth Gloag will be speaking at Berlin conference later this year



alt text Historically-informed performance in The Hague

May 2012

Claire Holden shares expertise with student musicians



alt text Californian Fellowship

May 2012

Professor Rachel Cowgill has been awarded a visiting research fellowship from one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States



alt text Love to Death: Transforming Opera

May 2012

Free public events at our upcoming conference



alt text Job opportunity: Postgraduate Administrator

May 2012

Vacancy available in the School's administrative team



Jack White Digital Dust

May 2012

Tune in to BBC Radio 3 for the world premiere of Digital Dust by Jack White, a recent PhD Composition graduate



Aimee-Louise Thrive: Lifetime Scholarship

May 2012

A budding music student is in the running to win free university tuition for life



alt text The Salzburg connection

May 2012

The School is bringing a little-known work by one of Mozart’s most illustrious predecessors to Llandaff Cathedral



alt text By Royal arrangement

April 2012

PhD student Daniel Bickerton has had an exciting challenge recently – arranging music for the Queen



Mozart - book cover Revealing performance style

April 2012

How a 19th-century Mozart edition reveals a performance style far removed from that of the composer’s own time



alt text Lord Mayor's Charity Gala Concert

April 2012

Cardiff University Big Band takes part in charity concert to aid Cancer Research Wales



Tom Davoren RAF Olympic commission

April 2012

Alumnus Tom Davoren has been commissioned by the Royal Air Force to create a new concert overture with an Olympic  flavour



money New funding opportunity for international postgraduates

April 2012

The School of Music is offering a competitive doctoral scholarship worth £5,500 to an international student



alt text New Chair of the British Forum of Ethnomusicology

April 2012

Dr Amanda Villepastour's new position announced at BFE annual conference



alt text Welcoming music librarians

April 2012

Hosting the Annual Study Weekend organised by the International Association of Music Libraries (UK & Irl)



Claire Holden and Robin Stowell Authorship and 'Authenticity'

April 2012

Cardiff experts in the field of historically-informed performance will be taking part in an international conference this week



alt text Cardiff academic becomes Cambridge CRASSH Fellow

April 2012

Professor Rachel Cowgill has been awarded two prestigious visiting research fellowships at the University of Cambridge



alt text Student appointed Resident Conductor at Tongwynlais

March 2012

New appointment for undergraduate Josh Ruck



alt text Creative Wales award for graduate

March 2012

MMus Composition graduate awarded £12,000 from Arts Council of Wales



Paul Sacher Sacher Perspectives

March 2012

Celebrating the legacy of legendary Swiss conductor, patron and impresario



alt text Royal Opera House premiere

March 2012

Judith Weir's new opera opens at the Royal Opera House



Rob Fokkens Flytrap

March 2012

A new work by Dr Robert Fokkens is set for both its world premiere and its Welsh premiere



alt text Musical autonomy

March 2012

How concepts and practices of autonomy emerged in 17th-century Germany



alt text The sound of worship

March 2012

University Chamber Choir will be live on BBC Radio 4's Sunday Worship programme



Big Band Cardiff University Big Band travels North

March 2012

Cardiff students compete at the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival



Caroline Rae Debussy's Legacy

February 2012

Dr Caroline Rae's contribution to an international conference celebrating the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy's birth



alt text The Cambridge History of Musical Performance

February 2012

New publication from Professor Robin Stowell



alt textNational University Brass Band Championships

February 2012

Cardiff students perform at UniBrass 2012



alt text Student Performance Showcase

February 2012

Free public performance to celebrate our talented students



Arlene SierraSeattle Symphony Commission

February 2012

New 2012-13 commission for Dr Arlene Sierra



alt textFunding awarded to catalogue rare music collections

January 2012

Cardiff has been awarded £48,000 to make substantial collections of manuscript and printed music from the 18th & 19th centuries available to a wider scholarly audience



alt text The Cellists that Time Forgot

January 2012

Professor Robert Stowell interviewed for Julian Lloyd Webber's new BBC Radio 3 programme, The Cellists that Time Forgot



alt text Rambo: The Opera

January 2012

The University's Composition Performance Society put on an unusual premiere in December



In Search of HaydnIn Search of Haydn

January 2012

Professor David Wyn Jones features in new documentary on the life and work of Joseph Haydn



alt text Jolivet on the airwaves

January 2012

Dr Caroline Rae joined broadcaster Katie Derham on BBC Radio 3 to discuss the life and work of composer Andre Jolivet.



music scoreWelsh Composers' Showcase

December 2011

PhD student's score chosen to feature in upcoming Welsh Composers' Showcase.



AmandaMoving Song and Singing Moves

December 2011

Dr Amanda Villepastour recently visited Philadelphia to present research at the Society of Ethnomusicology (SEM) conference.



prima donna Endowment support for new publication

December 2011

Professor Rachel Cowgill’s forthcoming publication, The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century, has been awarded a generous endowment by the American Musicological Society.



Wind EnsembleGold at Cheltenham

December 2011

The Cardiff University Wind Ensemble has been awarded Gold at the National Concert Band Festival (NCBF) in Cheltenham



Arlene Grant awards for Composer of the Year

November 2011

Dr Arlene Sierra, recently named 2011 Composer of the Year by the Classical Recording Foundation (CRF), has received major grant awards for upcoming projects.



Martha Holeyman Performing in Penarth

November 2011

The Cardiff University Chamber Choir and Orchestra will be performing in St Augustine’s Church, Penarth.



Jolivet Discovering Jolivet

November 2011

The School of Music is paying tribute to André Jolivet, a towering figure in 20th century French music.



Kenneth Gloag Radical Music History

November 2011

Dr Kenneth Gloag will be participating in the forthcoming Symposium on Radical Music History at the Sibelius Academy.



Deborah MarchettiYoung Swiss violinist makes Welsh debut

November 2011

Having made their Wigmore Hall debut last year, violinist Deborah Marchetti and pianist Stefan Wirth are returning to the UK...



The Oresteia Birtwistle and the Oresteia

November 2011

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Sir Peter Hall's National Theatre production of The Oresteia.



Brass BandBrass Band Society to welcome Richard Evans

November 2011

Renowned conductor Richard Evans will visit Cardiff this month to hold workshops with the Cardiff University Brass Band Society.



wreaths Elevating Elgar

November 2011

For most of the interwar years, Elgar's The Spirit of England was the sound of Armistice Day for British subjects.



Llandaff Concert at the Cathedral

October 2011

The University Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra will bring the spirit of Romantic French music to historic Llandaff Cathedral.



Arlene Sierra Arlene Sierra makes CD debut

October 2011

The first CD devoted to the music of Dr Arlene Sierra has been released to critical acclaim.



Dutilleux Celebrating Dutilleux at 95

October 2011

On 22 January 2011, the French composer Henri Dutilleux celebrated his 95th birthday. This milestone is commemorated in a special edition of the Contemporary Music Review, ‘Dutilleux at 95’, co-edited by Caroline Rae and Caroline Potter.



French Organ Music David Ponsford: French Organ Music in the Reign of Louis XIV

October 2011

This is a re-evaluation for both performers and scholars of the important French organ repertory from 1650 to 1715.



Giselle Allen Graduate shines in premiere of The Passenger

September 2011

Giselle Allen, a former student at the School of Music, has taken to the stage at the London Coliseum this week as one of the lead performers in the UK premiere of The Passenger.



Mark Thomas Composition success for Music alumnus Mark Thomas

September 2011

Welsh composer and School of Music alumnus recently took a red carpet walk at one of Hollywood’s biggest show business awards ceremonies.



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September 2011

The School's NSS results from the class of 2010-11.



Michael FrancisCardiff graduate’s conducting career takes off

August 2011

Michael Francis, who graduated with a BMus degree in 1997, returns to Cardiff in November to make his conducting debut.



alt text New professor for the School of Music

June 2011

In September 2011 the School of Music will be welcoming a new member of staff: Professor Rachel Cowgill...



Music BuildingNew academic position: Chair (Musicology)

March 2011

The School of Music is seeking to appoint for a new academic position...



alt text Three new lecturers appointed

March 2011

During the autumn of 2010 three new lecturing posts were filled in the School of Music.



Dr Sarah Hill AHRC Fellowship awarded to Sarah Hill

March 2011

Dr Sarah Hill has been awarded a grant of £74,000 for her research project, A Cultural History of Popular Music in San Francisco, 1965-69.



Brass BandSchool of Music brass band success

February 2011

On Saturday 19 February the Brass Band from Cardiff University travelled to take part, for the first time, in the University Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.



David BeardDavid Beard and Kenneth Gloag: new edition of musicology book

February 2011

Musicology: The Key Concepts has become established as a central reference work for music students throughout the world



alt text PhD composer chosen for BBC NOW 2011 Welsh Composers Showcase

January 2011

PhD Composer Steven Berryman was among six composers chosen to participate in the highly competitive BBC National Orchestra of Wales Welsh Composers Showcase.



alt text PhD student publishes article in leading research journal

January 2011

Ben Curry has recently published an article in the leading research journal Studies in Musical Theatre.



alt text PhD composer chosen for the BBC Symphony Young Composer Scheme

January 2011

PhD composer Jack White was chosen to participate in an exciting Sound and Music / BBC Symphony Orchestra opportunity for five young composers to collaborate with the orchestra...



Dutilleux ‘Dutilleux at 95’ IMR Study Day

January 2011

Caroline Rae is co-organiser with Caroline Potter (Kingston University) of the Institute of Musical Research Study Day ‘Dutilleux at 95’

 



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