St Anne's Music Campaign launched

A Celebration of Music at St Anne’s College, 2-9 June 2017 applauds music making within the college.  A key part of the celebrations was a day of events held on Saturday 3 June. The series of events also celebrates ten years of having a Director of Music at St Anne’s, during which time Dr John Traill (Director and Stipendiary Lecturer in Music) has built a successful calendar of workshops, recitals, competitions, an extremely successful outreach programme, and founded the St Anne’s Camerata, a unique project for strings modelled on the traditional choral foundations at Oxford.  The Camerata has performed across Oxford, in Birmingham and London, and delivered a residency in Brazil. 

Partnerships are a key part of St Anne’s musical strengths, being one of two Oxford colleges in the Oxfordshire Music Education Partnership, hosting the semi-final of the Oxfordshire Concerto Competition with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, working with MusicPlus, and hosting the Cornish American Song Institute each summer. St Anne’s also encourages new musical endeavours and is a fervent support of university-wide music making.  Many St Anne’s students continue to hold leading positions with groups such as Schola Cantorum, the Oxford Gargoyles, the Oxford University Orchestra, the Oxford University Sinfonietta, and many more. 

As part of College’s commitment to developing the musical character of St Anne’s we have launched a campaign to endow the Director of Music post. Currently held by Dr John Traill, this position ensures a vibrant and inclusive musical community in College. The Director of Music is responsible for leading and overseeing all musical activities in the College that are not specifically linked to academic teaching; directing music ensembles; and supporting the musical life of the College by arranging concerts and other musical events. In particular, through the foundation and development of the Camerata the Director of Music, performs an incredibly important role in our outreach work; bringing music to new audiences. St Anne’s want to ensure that this vital role continues for future years.

Find out more about the campaign by emailing development@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

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