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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.

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School of Music ranked top 10 in the UK by Complete University Guide

14 July 2022

The school has jumped 8 places in the 2023 Complete University Guide.

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Professor Arlene Sierra symphony premieres receive audience and critical acclaim

27 June 2022

Premieres of Professor Arlene Sierra’s Nature and Bird Symphonies, performed by Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony, have received rave reviews.

Outstanding research at the School of Music

12 May 2022

Celebrating success in the latest Research Excellence Framework

School of Music hosts International Women’s Day concert

31 March 2022

Cardiff School of Music hosted a special concert to celebrate International Women’s Day, paying tribute to musical works written, directed, arranged and performed by women, and pieces where a female character takes centre stage.

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“Death and Transfiguration” receives rave reviews

10 March 2022

Death and Transfiguration, Professor Kenneth Hamilton’s new album devoted to the piano music of Franz Liszt, continues to earn accolades.

Christopher Williams presents Barmotin’s Piano Music, Vol. 2

1 March 2022

Barmotin’s Piano Music, Vol. 2, performed by Christopher Williams, has been released.

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Dr Clair Rowden appointed Vice President of Royal Musical Association

25 January 2022

Dr Clair Rowden been appointed Vice President of the Royal Musical Association (RMA), the professional body for academic musicians and musicologists in the UK.

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Max unmasked: the life and music of Peter Maxwell Davies

23 December 2021

A huge success with Unmasking Max: Peter Maxwell Davies Concert & Study Day event

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Top 5 album in the Classical Charts

16 December 2021

Kenneth Hamilton’s New Liszt Album Reaches No.5 in the Official UK Classical Charts

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A collaboration with the Utah Symphony Orchestra

13 December 2021

Professor Arlene Sierra returns from first visit to Salt Lake City as Composer-in-Association with the Utah Symphony Orchestra

Clair Rowden holding her book 'Carmen Abroad'

Outstanding Edited Collection Award for School of Music academic

15 November 2021

Carmen Abroad has won the Royal Music Association/Cambridge University Press Book Prize 2021

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Award-winning undergraduate student to perform with the Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra

11 November 2021

Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year Award 2020 winner Darcy Beck set to perform with the Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra

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Dr David Beard awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowship

1 November 2021

In support of his work on a monograph - The Music of Judith Weir