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Emeritus Professor John Drummond

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BA(Hons), BMus (Leeds), PhD (Birmingham), (Emeritus Professor since 2014)
Joined the staff in 1976

Email: drummond_john@yahoo.co.nz

Research Expertise

  • Music education
  • Western musicology
  • Opera
  • Composition
  • Cultural policy

Postgraduate Supervision

  • New Zealand music
  • Cultural diversity in music education
  • Nineteenth-century music
  • Mozart
  • Opera

Recent research and composition outputs (since 2007)

  • Drummond, J.D. Music Education for Adults: an International Perspective, in Gary McPherson and Graeme Welch (eds.), Oxford Handbook on Music Education. In progress.
  • Drummond, J.D. Re-thinking Western Art Music: a perspective shift for music educators. International Journal for Music Education, 28/2, May 2010, pp 117-126
  • Drummond, J.D. The Staging of Opera. Five fifty-minute programmes commissioned by Radio New Zealand Concert. Broadcast November-December 2009
  • Drummond, J.D. The Music formerly known as Classical: what place should it have in culturally diverse music education? Proceedings of CDIME 9, Seattle: University of Washington, March 2008. Electronic resource.
  • Drummond, J.D. Dunedin Pictures, a song-cycle to poems by Ruth Dallas, for soprano, recorder and piano. Premiere performance: University of Birmingham, 11 January 2008. Published in John Turner (ed) The Contemporary Recorder series. Hebden Bridge: Peacock Press, 2009
  • Drummond, J.D., Kearsley, G., Lawson, R., Culture Matters. Report for the Ministry of Research Science and Technology. http://www.morst.govt.nz/publications/a-z/c/culture-matters-2008/
  • Drummond, J.D. Sustaining Musical Diversity: new opportunities in a changing world. Invited presentation, Mawazine International Symposium on Musical Diversity, Rabat, Morocco, 15-19 May 2008. (In press.)
  • Drummond, J.D. Larnach, opera in two acts, with libretto by composer. Performances: Opera Otago Dunedin May 2007.
  • Drummond, J.D. ‘On the Road’, a setting of Ruth Dallas’s poem for soprano, recorder and piano, Joubert 80th Birthday Concert, Birmingham, U.K., 20 May 2007
  • Drummond, J.D. Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. A new performing translation into English. Dunedin: Opera Otago, 2008

Other Musical and Community activities

  • Former President of the New Zealand Society for Music Education and the International Society for Music Education
  • Chair, Music Education Trust of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Principal Investigator for The Future of Opera project within the international research project Sustainable Futures for Musical Cultures
  • Consultant, Griffith University research project Re-defining Places for Art

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Publications

Drummond, J. (2018). Foreword. In G. McPhail, V. Thorpe & S. Wise (Eds.), Educational change and the secondary school music curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. xiv-xv). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315109602

Drummond, J. (2016). Western opera: The price of prestige in a globalized "total theatre" experience. In H. Schippers & C. Grant (Eds.), Sustainable futures for music cultures: An ecological perspective. (pp. 179-208). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Drummond, J. (narrator), Adams, P. (conductor), McGrath, T. (piano), & Bellingham, J. (executive director) (2014, 22-23 April). Mozart: Die Zauberflöte: Magic Flute Moments, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Drummond, J. (stage director, orchestral arrangement), & Bellingham, J. (performer) (2012, 30 June, 2, 4, 7 July). The Marriage of Figaro, Westpac Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Drummond, J. (2011). From history to opera: The story of William Larnach. In D. Bendrups & G. Downes (Eds.), Dunedin soundings: Place and performance. (pp. 131-137). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Drummond, J., Kearsley, G., & Lawson, R. (2008). Culture matters. Commissioned by Ministry of Research, Science and Technology. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 79p.

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Performance

Drummond, J. (narrator), Adams, P. (conductor), McGrath, T. (piano), & Bellingham, J. (executive director) (2014, 22-23 April). Mozart: Die Zauberflöte: Magic Flute Moments, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Drummond, J. (stage director, orchestral arrangement), & Bellingham, J. (performer) (2012, 30 June, 2, 4, 7 July). The Marriage of Figaro, Westpac Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Drummond, J. (Composer) (2005, March-April). Impersonating Maurice: A salon opera in three scenes, The Wellesley.

Drummond, J. (2000, February). Opera: Mr Polly at the Potwell Inn.

Drummond, J. (2000, May). Opera: Mr Polly at the Potwell Inn.

Drummond, J. (2000, March). Music theatre: A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Forum.

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Composition / Musical Score

Drummond, J. (composer) (2009). A Schoolgirl Revolution, a traditional opera in two acts. Libretto by Jeremy Commons. Commissioned and first performed by the Children's Opera of Prague at the Nová Scéna of the Prague National Theatre.

Drummond, J. (2008). Dunedin Pictures: Five poems by Ruth Dallas, for soprano, descant recorder and piano. Commissioned by recorder virtuoso John Turner.

Drummond, J. (2007). Larnarch: An opera in two acts, presented by Opera Otago.

Drummond, J. (composer) (2005). The Genteel Pigeons, an old-fashioned Victorian farce in one act based on a short story of the same name by Douglas Jerrold, libretto by Jeremy Commons.

Drummond, J. (composer) (2005). Mrs Windermere, a musical sketch in one scene based on the short story of the same name by Elizabeth Bowen, libretto by Jeremy Commons.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Drummond, J. (1998). Thatcher Charles Robert. Southern People. Dunedin: Longacre Press.

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Authored Book - Research

Drummond, J. (1998). William Shield: Rosina, [opera in two acts, 1782], Musica Britannica Vol 72. London: Stainer and Bell, 169p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Drummond, J. (2016). Western opera: The price of prestige in a globalized "total theatre" experience. In H. Schippers & C. Grant (Eds.), Sustainable futures for music cultures: An ecological perspective. (pp. 179-208). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Drummond, J. (2011). From history to opera: The story of William Larnach. In D. Bendrups & G. Downes (Eds.), Dunedin soundings: Place and performance. (pp. 131-137). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Drummond, J. (2011). The creative artist as research practitioner. In D. Bendrups & G. Downes (Eds.), Dunedin soundings: Place and performance. (pp. 29-42). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Drummond, J. (2005). Cultural diversity in music education: Why bother? In P. S. Campbell, J. Drummond, P. Dunbar-Hall, K. Howard, H. Schippers & T. Wiggins (Eds.), Cultural diversity in music education: Directions and challenges for the 21st century. (pp. 1-11). Brisbane, Australia: Australian Academic Press.

Drummond, J. (2002). Fighting the lion, riding the tiger, belling the bear. Local cultures in a globalized world: the Maori experience as model. In A. Holen, H. Jørgenson & F. Zimmer (Eds.), Spillerom, Festskrift til Einar Solbu på 60-årsdagen. (pp. 169-182). Norway: Novus, Oslo.

Drummond, J. (2002). A change in the orders. Training the performers of the future. In H. Lundstrom (Ed.), The Musician in New and Changing Contexts. Perspectives in Music and Music Education No 3. (pp. 51-62). Sweden: Malmo Academy of Music, Lund University.

Drummond, J. (2000). A voice for all to hear: The Orff legacy and the 'new' music education. In A. de Quadros (Ed.), Many Seeds, Different Flowers: The Music Education Legacy of Carl Orff. (pp. 50-57). Perth: C.I.R.C.M.E.

Drummond, J. (1998). Fleury de Reaisson, Achille. In Southern People. Dunedin: Longacre Press.

Drummond, J. (1998). Redmayne family. In Southern People. Dunedin: Longacre Press.

Drummond, J. (1998). Brown George. In Southern People. Dunedin: Longacre Press.

Drummond, J. (1997). The keyboard in Mozart opera: a review of the evidence. In W. Drake (Ed.), Liber Amicorum John Steele: A Musicological Tribute. (pp. 433-452). Stuyvesant, New York: Pendragon Press.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Drummond, J. (2018). Foreword. In G. McPhail, V. Thorpe & S. Wise (Eds.), Educational change and the secondary school music curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. xiv-xv). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315109602

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Journal - Research Article

Drummond, J. (2010). Prelude: The ISME Commission on community music activity and its Oslo seminar. International Journal of Community Music, 3(3), 327-329.

Drummond, J. (2010). The multicultural dimension: Thoughts on the special experience of the New Zealand seminar. International Journal of Community Music, 3(3), 317-320.

Drummond, J. (2010). Re-thinking Western Art Music: A perspective shift for music educators. International Journal of Music Education, 28(2), 117-126. doi: 10.1177/0255761410362854

Drummond, J. (2006). Humanities-Aronui: An intercultural dialogue about knowledge. International Journal of the Humanities, 4(6), 127-130.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Drummond, J. (1996). Sound bytes from the here and now. The Role of Community Music in a Changing World, Proceedings of the International Society for Music Education 1994. Seminar of the Commission on Community Music Activity. (pp. 4-17). Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Drummond, J. (2009). Understanding ourselves: Support for the cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. Proceedings of the New Zealand Music and National Identity Symposium. University of Otago. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/music/conference/abstracts.html

Drummond, J. (2007). Transforming the transformer: Changing images of Handel in the long Eighteenth Century. Proceedings of the Thirteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies. English Department, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/English/DNS13/programme.html

Drummond, J. (2007). Dunedin on the edge. Proceedings of the Cultural Transformations Research Network Annual Symposium. Dunedin, New Zealand: Division of Humanities, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/humanities/research/networks/transformations/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Drummond, J. (2010, December). Sustainable futures for music cultures. Verbal presentation at the Re-Visions: The Joint Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia (MSA) and the New Zealand Musicological Society (NZMS), Dunedin, New Zealand.

Martin, G., Peterson, R., Franzmann, M., Drummond, J., Salje, E., & Hunter, K. (2010, January). The role of fundamental science in our society. Panel discussion at the Biennial Australia/New Zealand Humboldt Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Drummond, J. (2010, December). Beauty AND brains. Keynote presentation at the Re-Visions: The Joint Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia (MSA) and the New Zealand Musicological Society (NZMS), Dunedin, New Zealand.

Drummond, J. (2010, January). A tempest of research. Plenary presentation at the Biennial Australia/New Zealand Humboldt Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Drummond, J. (2009, August-September). Understanding ourselves: Support for the cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand's National Identity Research Colloquium: Fact or Fiction? Dunedin, New Zealand.

Drummond, J. (2009, February). Performance as research. Verbal presentation at the Performance as Research: Department of Music Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Drummond, J. (2006, June). Transports of delight: Railways and musical language in Nineteenth Century Europe. Verbal presentation at the On Space Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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