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Autumn concert series announced

22 September 2023

We are pleased to announce our Autumn concert series.

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School of Music receives excellent results in Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

20 July 2023

The School of Music has scored 93% for overall student satisfaction in the 2023 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).

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A new book explores the music of the Strauss family

19 June 2023

A new book by Emeritus Professor David Wyn Jones will be published in June 2023: The Strauss Dynasty and Habsburg Vienna.

New Head of School announced

5 June 2023

Dr Nicholas Jones has been appointed to the role of Head of the School of Music.

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Welsh-language and Māori musicians take centre stage

3 May 2023

Researchers studying what it means to perform in a minority language

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First strategic partnership with US university

25 April 2023

Agreement with University of Wyoming offers international opportunities for staff and students

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Professor Arlene Sierra’s Toulmin orchestral commission to be performed by five American orchestras

22 March 2023

Arlene Sierra’s Toulmin orchestral commission is part of a 30-orchestra consortium performing works by women composers commissioned by the League of American Orchestras.

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Meet Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor

6 March 2023

Margarita Mikhailova answers questions about directing the university’s largest ensemble.

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Senior research fellowship success

3 February 2023

Dr Barbara Gentili, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the School of Music, has been appointed to a three-year senior research fellowship at the University of Surrey.

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School of Music concert series

2 February 2023

Professor Kenneth Hamilton, Head of the School of Music, introduces our upcoming Piano series.

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School of Music welcomes budding musicians from Goresbrook School

9 January 2023

120 Year 9 pupils from Goresbrook School, Dagenham, visited the School of Music for a day of workshops and recording sessions.

Chris Stock presented with 2022 RPS ABO Orchestra Musician Award

19 December 2022

Chris Stock, School of Music percussion tutor and Principal Percussionist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, has been awarded the RPS ABO Orchestra Musician Award for 2022.

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Children’s University rolled out more widely in Cardiff

8 December 2022

Pupils from all backgrounds will be able to earn a Passport to the City

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CUSEIP placement addresses gaps in knowledge

1 December 2022

Maya Morris, a master’s student at the School of Music, has undertaken a Cardiff University Education Innovation Programme (CUSEIP) placement.

Operatic monodrama to tour Wales

8 November 2022

Women-led, Cardiff-based opera company Opera’r Ddraig will be touring ‘Bhekizizwe’, the operatic monodrama.

Workshop aims to raise deaf awareness

1 November 2022

The School of Music has hosted a free workshop, "Music for the Eyes", aimed at raising deaf awareness, as part of the university’s Festival of Social Science.

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Rule-breakers and change-makers: 30ish alumni making a big impact

1 November 2022

The university’s first 30(ish) Awards celebrated the achievements of alumni who have made a positive contribution to their community.

Students past and present join in the Felabration

6 October 2022

Current and past students of the School of Music will join Dele Sosimi and members of his Afrobeat Orchestra.

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School of Music alumna becomes member of the Recording Academy

26 September 2022

Rachel Walker Mason, School of Music graduate and winner of over 80 prestigious music awards, has been made a member of the Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs).

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Cardiff University Orchestra conductor Mark Eager steps down

21 July 2022

After 14 years of directing Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra, Mark Eager steps down as the ensemble’s conductor.