Position: Lecturer in Musicology
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.
Undergraduate modules taught:
- Astudio Cerddoriaeth
- Cerddoriaeth mewn Iechyd a Lles
- Y Celfyddydau yn y Gymuned
- Music in Health and Wellbeing
- Arts in the Community
- Music Teaching in Context
- Dissertation: Music in the Community
Postgraduate modules taught:
- Music in Society
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.'
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