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Impact at the School of Music

We are committed to communicating our research beyond academia by influencing creative practice, shaping public discussion, and leading debates within the discipline.

We play a direct role in the musical life of Cardiff, with our own research-related concert series, as well as regular radio, television, and public engagement activities.

Our collaborative relationships with the BBC (including BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, and BBC Radio Wales), Welsh National Opera and National Museum Wales also help us to play a major role in the cultural landscape.


Carmen Georges Bizet

Transforming performances of Carmen on the global stage

Professor Clair Rowden’s research has generated new ways of thinking about one of the world’s most-performed operas, Carmen.

A rediscovered drum - reviving musical heritage and empowering communities

A rediscovered drum - reviving musical heritage and empowering communities

Facilitating creative production, enabling heritage preservation, and empowering women in a traditionally marginalised community.

Past highlights

125 Anniversary concert

More than Messiaen

Reinterpreting 20th-Century French musical traditions for UK audiences.

Exterior of the Hofburg Palace, Vienna

City of music

Understanding the music of Vienna as a product of the city.