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.
Advance notice of events
You are invited to attend the Tavener Centre
Music, Spirituality, Wellbeing and Theology
in association with The Spirituality and Music Education Conference
14th and 15th June 2019 at WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL
Whilst we live in a culture filled with music, many of the former certainties of traditional religions have slipped away. However there remains a search for the spiritual, exemplified in the music of Sir John Tavener. Diverse approaches to the spiritual are situated in the great faiths, how can this diversity inform our understanding of the role of music in various spiritualities and wellbeing?
The Symposium aims to examine the place of music in this complex world, specially its role in wellbeing, through the insights of musicologists, composers, listeners, teachers, therapists and performers. How might your own lived experience of Sir John Tavener’s music, for example, inform this dialogue?
For the call for papers please visit:
The deadline for submissions is 30th November 2018.
For further information, please contact: