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Emeritus Professor John Drummond – retired

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

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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. (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.

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Journal - Research Article

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

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 - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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

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.

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. (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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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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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.

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