Speaking & Teaching

Design and delivery of courses including:

  • Music Cultures of the World
  • Music and Brazilian Culture
  • Seven Women Singer-Pianists in Jazz
  • Hitchcock and Herrmann
  • 20th Century Music and Ideas
  • MA in Creative Music Technology
  • Media and Popular Music Culture
  • Music and Film
  • Jazz History
  • Popular Music Composition and Production
  • Songwriting

Invited Talks

Manchester University School of Arts, Languages and Cultures – March 2014.
Guest lecture on “The Seven Killer Apps of Afro-Brazilian Culture”.

Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy conference, King’s College London – July 2013.
Paper on music, philosophy and visual art.

Oakland University Honors College, Michigan – 2012.
Paper on cultural tourism in Brazil.

Oakland University Honors College, Michigan – 2012.
Paper on the Triptych for Jazz and Film project.

University of Liverpool, Institute of Popular Music – 2001.
Guest seminars on music and meaning. and television music.

University of Liverpool, Institute of Popular Music – 2000.
Guest seminar on television music.

Conderence Papers

Internationalism and Cultural Exchange Research Network conference May 2013, Wadham College, Oxford, “Vaughan Williams’ English Music: Nationalism, Modernism and Accessibility”.

CTM Ireland Annual Conference 2012, Trinity College, Dublin, “Identity and Cultural Entrepreneurism in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil”.

IASPM UK & Ireland conference 2008, University of Glasgow.  “Zeitgeist, Musical Accessibility and Style Change”.

BFE Easter conference 2007, University of Newcastle. “Folk in Time, Pop in Space: Individualisation and Notions of Vernacular Authenticity”.

BFE Easter confernce 2003, Bangor University. “The Past as Cultural Repository in Vaughan Williams’ National Music”.

European Film conference 2000, Bangor University.  Paper on Welsh television and language politics.

Vaughan Williams conference 1999, British Library.  Paper on Vaughan Williams’ collection of essays: National Music.

Musicological Societies’ conference 1999, University of Surrey. Paper on Samba in Europe and Brazil.

British Forum for Ethnomusicology Easter conference 1998,  Corpus Christi Cambridge. Paper on music and meaning.

Teaching Posts

2013 Part-time Lecturer, School of Music, Bangor University.

2009-13 Part-time Lecturer, Coleg Menai.

2007-12 Freelance Lecturer, School of Music, Bangor University.

2003 Lecturer, Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool.

1995-2002 Lecturer, School of Music, Bangor University.

2005-13 Instrumental teacher for jazz piano and saxophone.

University Service & Funding

Served on the board of Theatr Gwynedd 1998 – 2002.

Won and managed Teaching Company Scheme between Bangor University and Carreg Ateb Cyf. 2000.

Established, developed and ran European Social Fund supported MA course in Creative Music Technology (emphasis on music for film, media and theatre) at Bangor University 1997 – 2002 including successfully applying for funding.

University of Liverpool, Institute of Popular Music, External examiner 2001 – 2003.