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CMPCP Associates

Dr Mine Doğantan-Dack

Mine Doğantan-Dack is a professional classical pianist and a music theorist. She is the founder of the Marmara Piano Trio. Her research interests include chamber music performance practice, ontology and epistemology of live performance, phenomenology of piano performance, theory of practice-as-research, history of music theory and affective responses to music. Her book Mathis Lussy: A Pioneer in Studies of Expressive Performance was published in 2002 by Peter Lang. Her edited volume titled Recorded Music: Philosophical and Critical Reflections was published by Middlesex University Press in 2008. She has worked at Middlesex University and the University of Oxford.

Professor Helena Gaunt

(Guildhall School of Music & Drama)

Helena Gaunt is Vice Principal and Director of Academic Affairs at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Her current research focuses on one-to-one lessons in conservatoires, orchestral musicians in the twenty-first century and the role of improvisation (verbal and musical) in developing professional expertise. Alongside research, she is a professional oboist, and has been a member of the Britten Sinfonia. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Music Education, and chairs the Innovative Conservatoire (ICON) group and the Forum for Instrumental and Vocal Teaching for the International Society of Music Education.

Dr Nicolas Gold

(University College London)

Nicolas Gold is Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at University College London and an affiliate member of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. His research interests include computer systems for musical performance, computational musicology, digital humanities and software engineering. Within CMPCP, he helped to develop digital methods for capturing and analysing shape responses to music.

Dr Juniper Hill

(University of Cambridge)

Juniper Hill is a lecturer at the University College Cork and a visiting researcher at the Sibelius Academy, the University of Cape Town and UCLA; she previously held a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. She is currently conducting ethnographic research on social, pedagogical, and psychological factors that inhibit and enable musical creativity in different cultural contexts. Her other research has focused on improvisation techniques and pedagogy, institutionalisation of oral traditions into conservatories, intercultural fusions and power dynamics, and music revivals. As a CMPCP associate she had an advisory role on the ‘Creative Learning’ project.

Dr Monique Ingalls

(Baylor University)

Monique Ingalls is an Assistant Professor at Baylor University, having previously been a postdoctoral fellow and affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. She conducted ethnographic research in association with CMPCP’s ‘Shaping music in performance’ project on collective vocal improvisation in pentecostal–charismatic congregational worship, with a view to explore how religious ideology and pop–rock genre conventions condition musical practice. Her other research explores the globalisation of Christian popular music and the use of popular congregational music in pilgrimage, public demonstrations, and social media.

Dr Jeremy Thurlow

(University of Cambridge)

Jeremy Thurlow is a composer, writer and pianist. His music has been described by Henri Dutilleux as ‘seductive, innovative, full of freshness’, and performed by the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC Singers, Endymion, the Aronowitz Ensemble, Matthew Schellhorn, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Rolf Hind and Sequitur (New York) among many others. In 2007 he won the George Butterworth Award for new composition. His music ranges from ‘video-opera’, orchestral music and settings of poetry to music for dance and theatre. Collaborative work interests him considerably, particularly the challenges of integrating composition and improvisation, and of working with musicians from other cultural traditions. He has published on Dutilleux and Messiaen, and writes and presents programmes for BBC Radio 3. As a pianist he particular enjoys playing chamber music. Jeremy Thurlow is a Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge.

Professor Aaron Williamon

(Royal College of Music)

Aaron Williamon is Professor of Performance Science at the Royal College of Music. His research focuses on skilled performance and applied scientific and health-related initiatives that inform music learning and teaching. His book Musical Excellence (Oxford University Press) draws together the findings of initiatives from across the arts and sciences, with the aim of offering musicians new perspectives and practical guidance for enhancing their performance. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the UK’s Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and has been elected an Honorary Member of the RCM (HonRCM). In addition, he has performed as a trumpeter in chamber and symphony orchestras, brass bands and brass quintets in both Europe and North America.