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Popular Music Collective

Exploring all aspects of modern live performance.

The Pop Collective offers students opportunities to explore popular music and the world of live performance.

Ensemble members bring together their skills in song writing, recording and videography under the tuition of director Maddie Jones.

  • Auditioned: Audition required
  • Director: Maddie Jones
  • Rehearsals: Thursday, 19:00-21:00, Boyd Lecture Theatre

The Pop Collective is open to Cardiff University School of Music students with auditions taking place each September. For more information on auditioning please contact Elin Jones at

The Pop Collective challenges students to build their experience in bands and introduces them to new ways of performing and producing music.

Director Maddie Jones brings a wealth of experience in live performance and will work with the ensemble in designing and creating all aspects of live performance.

Director: Maddie Jones

Photograph of Maddie Jones
Maddie Jones

Maddie Jones is a Cardiff-based singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist, pianist, composer, musical director, mentor, teacher and content creator with significant experience in mentoring young musicians, most notably through the Forté Project.

Her work as a director of the Pop Collective is supported by her experience in a broad stylistic spectrum. Performing as MADI, she has garnered multiple awards for her work.