Dr Gwawr Ifan

Lecturer in Musicology

Contact info

Position: Lecturer in Musicology

Email: g.ifan@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0) 1248 388 206

Location: Music Building, 1st floor

Current Administrative Responsibilities: Senior Tutor. Chair of the Special Circumstances Committee.  Co-chair of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee.  

Contact Info

Position: Lecturer in Musicology

Email: g.ifan@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0) 1248 388 206

Location: Music Building, 1st floor

Current Administrative Responsibilities: Senior Tutor. Chair of the Special Circumstances Committee.  Co-chair of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee.  

Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate modules taught:

Welsh-medium:

- Astudio Cerddoriaeth

- Cerddoriaeth mewn Iechyd a Lles

- Y Celfyddydau yn y Gymuned

English-medium:

- Music in Health and Wellbeing

- Arts in the Community

- Music Teaching in Context

- Dissertation: Music in the Community

Postgraduate modules taught:

- Music in Society

 

PhD Students

Current (1st Supervisor)

- Bethan Habron James: 'Exploring the meaning of Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the life journey of a Dalcroze practitioner: An autoethnography'.

- Rachel Priamo: 'The role of culture in music therapy: case studies from north Wales'.

Current (2nd Supervisor):

- Catherine Jones: 'Music in the slate-quarrying industry in Bethesda, 1850-1914'.

- Emma Peake: Emma is working on musicians' health

- Muhammah Bin Abdul Rais: Abodes of Harmony: An investigation of session culture in Gwynedd.'

 

Research

I research the relationship between music, health and wellbeing, and am keen to explore innovative ways of capturing the social impact of music-making. I am interested in the role that music has to play in:

  • Developing intergenerational relationships

Over the last five years, I have worked closely with Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre to develop intergenerational music programmes for school pupils and people with dementia, on the Corneli Cudd/ Hidden Corners projects.

Further information about the projects available here:

Hidden Corners 1 (BAFTA Cymru winner, film by Osian Williams):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2fKz3smceA

Hidden Corners 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDCBhHlq7hI

Hidden Corners 3: https://pontiobangor.tumblr.com/post/113861412892/rhannu-profiadau-corneli-cudd-3-pontio-sharing

Hidden Corners 4: http://www.codirto.com/english/index.html

 

  • Creating communities of belonging

I have carried out extensive research into the relationship between singing and wellbeing, focusing in particular on the choral singing tradition in Wales.  I am currently developing this research area further to investigate the ‘musicking’ practices of Welsh-language speakers, and the role music plays in creating communities of belonging for minority language speakers. 

 

  • Bridging the gap between higher education institutions and local communities

I always aim to combine research, teaching and employability opportunities for students. Through my research, I aim to develop opportunities for music students to get new experiences by collaborating on innovative projects with local organisations.

Example of local collaborators: Codi’r To: http://www.codirto.com/english/index.html

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