Music in the community award 2014

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Congratulations to one of last year’s winners Cyril Jones who is pictured here celebrating his success with Dr Nick Jones at our Award Ceremony in March.

Nominations are invited for the Leonard and Marian Jones Music in the Community Award. This award is given to an individual or individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the links between any aspect of music and the community, in and around the South Wales region.

The prize carries an award value of £250. Please send in your nominations to Dr Nick Jones – jonesn3@cardiff.ac.uk. The nomination must be made by an individual or an individual representing a group. Please include the name and contact details of the nominee and state, in no more than 500 words, the reasons why you have nominated this person. This supporting statement must clearly outline the ways in which the nominee has made an outstanding contribution to the links between music and the community, particularly with regard to the impact that the nominee and their project has made on the community, and the long-term sustainability of the project.

The winner(s) will be announced in February 2014 and the award will be presented at the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning’s annual Awards Ceremony in March 2014.

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New publication announcement: The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett.

This new publication edited by our very own Co-ordinating Lecturer Dr Nicholas Jones, alongside Dr Kenneth Gloag, provides a wide ranging and accessible study of Tippett and his works.

Sir Michael Tippett is widely considered to be one of the most individual composers of the twentieth century, whose music continues to be performed to critical acclaim throughout the world.The Cambridge Companion to Tippett discusses the contexts and concepts of modernism, tradition, politics, sexuality and creativity that shaped Tippett’s music and ideas, engaging with archive materials, relevant literature and models of interpretation.

It features a range of international contributors including Arnold Whittall, Thomas Schuttenhelm, Suzanne Robinson, Edward Venn, Christopher Mark, Alistair Borthwick, Suzanne Cole, Iain Stannard and Joanna Bullivant.

As well as co-editing duties, Dr Jones has contributed a chapter on Tippett’s string quartets. Dr Gloag has contributed two chapters – one on Tippett’s concertos and one on his operas.

Find out more, or order a copy here.