Rethinking Women’s Work in Music Workshop

5 – 6 September 2022, Bangor University
In Person and Online

New Ideas, New Directions

The Department of Music, Drama and Performance at Bangor University is hosting a Rethinking Women’s Work in Music Workshop on 5 – 6 September 2022.  This discussion-based Workshop is an opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers to share their research and experiences, and to actively contribute to discussions on the Workshop’s main topics: 

  • How might we shape women’s work in music scholarship in the next twenty years? 
  • How can we be more inclusive about teaching women in music subjects in HE?
  • How can we ensure that women are more represented in leadershiproles in HE and the music industries?

The two-day Workshop will consist of three sessions, led by Dr. Laura Hamer (The Open University), Dr. Rhiannon Mathias (Bangor University), Dr. Helen Julia Minors (Kingston University). During the sessions, attendees will be encouraged to discuss issues or challenges that they have encountered in their area of work, and to bring questions that relate to the Workshop themes as outline above. The event will also include a concert on the evening of 5 September given by Mary Hofman (violin) and Richard Ormrod (piano) featuring music by Welsh composers Eleanor Alberga, Sarah Lianne-Lewis, Steph Power, Rhian Samuel and  Hilary Tann.

Although registration will be required, the Rethinking Women’s Work in Music Workshop is free to attendees and includes a ticket to the concert. The Workshop is offered as a hybrid event, with participants able to attend either in person or interactively online. We will be following Welsh Government covid restrictions that are in place during the Workshop, and the concert will also be available as a livestream event for those attending online.

Application Process

Please note that places at the Rethinking Women’s Work in Music Workshopare limited to 50, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The Workshop is designed to be a small event for focused discussion, and attendees can expect to receive motivational tips and advice catered to individual requirement.

If you would like to take part in this Workshop, please send your application to no later than Monday, 20 June 2022. The following format should be used:

  • Name, affiliation (if applicable) and contact details (email and phone).
  • A biography introducing yourself and your research on any aspect of women in music (max. 400 words).
  • A brief statement outlining a challenge you have encountered in your work, and a question you would like to bring for discussion at the Workshop sessions (max. 200 words).

For additional information, please contact Rhiannon Mathias –