The Music and Spirituality Special Interest Area will have a wide ranging desire to explore how music plays a part in both in personal and cultural spiritual journeys.
It will include the use of music and sound within Christianity, and in various faith traditions, exploring sacred writings and theological insights on the topic; but it will also challenge the musical leadership within the established traditions and look at the role of intuition, the feminine, the spiritual experience and community building as associated with music/sound. So it will seek to include both cultural and personal stories of music making, listening and discovery.
It was launched at an event at St James’s Church, Piccadilly on November 23 2014.
The coordinator of the Music and Spirituality Special Interest Area is Revd Dr June Boyce-Tillman MBE FRSA FHEA, who is Professor of Applied Music at the University of Winchester.
Useful texts on Music and Spirituality – compiled by Revd June Boyce-Tillman
A Cosmic View of Music – a talk by Revd June Boyce-Tillman
EcoCarols by Ann Palmer
Music and the Spiritual – the work of Katie Rose
To sign up for this Special Interest Area, please subscribe to our newsletter – www.livingspirit.org.uk/newsletter. You will then be given an option to sign up to the SIA.
New centre for music and spirituality
An exciting new initiative in this area is the setting up of the Tavener Centre for Music and Spirituality at the University of Winchester. It is being directed by Revd June Boyce-Tillman.
More information here – www.livingspirit.org.uk/tavener-centre.
The Centre’s leaflet can be downloaded here – www.livingspirit.org.uk/tavener_centre_leaflet.pdf.
A report on their study day on Music and Spirituality held in November 2016 can be read here – www.livingspirit.org.uk/articles/tavener-centre-study-day.