SOUNDS NEW ARTISTIC BOARD
He has recently become the Chair of Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival in Canterbury and is a member of the Consultative Council of Music Mark, the new UK Association for Music Education.
He is Manson Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, Visiting Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music and Canterbury Christ Church University. His awards include the PRS/RPS Leslie Boosey Award (1996) in recognition of his exceptional service to British music and in 2010 he was awarded the Gold Medal from the Polish Ministry of Culture.
Patrons of Sound New Contemporary Music Festival
Nigel Douglas – Opera Singer & Writer
John Harle – composer and saxophonist
John Wallace OBE – Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
The Very Reverend Robert Willis – Dean of Canterbury Cathedral
Professor Michael Wright CBE – Recently retired Vice Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University and Vice Chairman of The Canterbury Festival
Sounds New Board of Directors
Peter Bolton (Chair) – Chief Executive of Kent Music.
Nicholas Cleobury – founder member of Sounds New and conductor.
Richard Finn – management consultant and Chair of Kent Music.
Ian Odgers – Ian is the founder of a large, prestigious recruitment agency in London. He is involved in many charitable activities, and is Vice-Chair of the New Marlowe Theatre project in Canterbury.
Roderick Watkins – Professor of Composition; Dean of Arts & Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University (more details above).