Professor of Applied Music, The University of Winchester
Dr June Boyce-Tillman MBE read music at Oxford University and is Professor of Applied Music at the University of Winchester. She has published widely in the area of education, most recently on spirituality/liminality. Her doctoral research into children’s musical development has been translated into five languages. She is a composer exploring and writing about the possibilities of intercultural sharing through composing/improvising. She has written about and organised events in the area of interfaith dialogue using music in Winchester and Hackney; she is at present working on one with the Vedic Temple in Southampton. She has held visiting fellowships at Indiana University and the Episcopal Divinity School on Massachusetts. She is an international performer, especially in the work of Hildegard of Bingen and healing. Her large scale works for cathedrals such as Winchester, Southwark and Norwich involve professional musicians and school children. She has written on Music and Healing – Constructing Musical healing – and is convenor of the Winchester the Centre for the Arts as Well-being. She is an ordained Anglican priest and honorary chaplain to Winchester cathedral.