Cardiff University School of Music

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Cardiff University School of Music is the music department of Cardiff University and is located in Cardiff, Wales. It is home to about 240 undergraduate and 40 postgraduate students.[1] It was one of the first departments established when Cardiff University was granted its Royal Charter in 1883.[2] In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the School's was ranked 13th in the UK in the category Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts. Amongst music departments, The School ranked 2nd in the UK for quality of research environment and 8th in the UK for overall research excellence.[3] The department holds close links with organisations such as BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Welsh National Opera.

Undergraduate degrees

Cardiff University School of Music offers the following undergraduate degree programmes:.[4]

  • BMus in Music
  • BA in Music
  • BSc in Physics & Music
  • BA (Joint Honours)

Postgraduate degrees

Cardiff University School of Music offers the following postgraduate degree programmes:.[5]

  • MA in Music (with pathways in Musicology, Composition, Performance, Ethnomusicology, and Popular Music)
  • PhD research programmes

People

The current Head of School is Professor Kenneth Hamilton.[6] Former heads of school include Professor Rachel Cowgill,[7] Professor David Wyn Jones, Professor Robin Stowell and Professor Adrian Thomas.

Notable alumni include several internationally acclaimed composers including Alun Hoddinott, who was head of the school from 1967 to 1989,[8], Grace Williams, Karl Jenkins, Hilary Tann, and Philip Cashian, as well as Tony Woodcock (President of the New England Conservatory), pianist and accompanist Andrew Matthews-Owen and music scholar David Wyn Jones.

Ensembles

The music school is home to numerous ensembles, the largest of these being the University Symphony Orchestra and the University Symphony Chorus. Smaller groups include the University Chamber Orchestra, University Chamber Choir and the Contemporary Music Group.[9]

References

  1. ^ About Us Cardiff University School of Music, 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011
  2. ^ Cardiff University - Our Beginnings "Cardiff University - Our Beginnings. Retrieved 29 September 2011"
  3. ^ [1] "Times Higher Education. Retrieved 25 January 2016"
  4. ^ Unknown "Degree Programmes", Cardiff University School of Music, 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016
  5. ^ Unknown "Degree Programmes", Cardiff University School of Music, 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016
  6. ^ http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/142273-hamilton-kenneth
  7. ^ "Professor Rachel Cowgill". University of Huddersfield. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  8. ^ Lewis, Geraint (14 March 2008). "Obituary - Alun Hoddinott". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Unknown, "Choirs, Orchestras and Ensembles", Cardiff University School of Music, 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016.

External links

  • Cardiff University
  • Cardiff University School of Music

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