Ep.41 | June Boyce-Tillman, performer, composer, workshop leader & keynote speaker
Chloë Goodchild in conversation with international performer, composer, workshop leader & keynote speaker, June Boyce-Tillman, discussing compassion, suffering, Hildegard von Bingen, John Taverner, Christianity, and much more.
The VOCE Dialogues offer a simple, accessible in-depth ground for poets, authors, musicians, visual artists, and visionary teachers to share and disseminate their insights about the transformative practice of contemplative, creative and compassionate communication.
The Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman MBE is an international performer, composer, workshop leader and keynote speaker. She is an Emerita Professor of Applied Music at Winchester University and an Extra-ordinary Professor at North West University, South Africa. She has published widely in the area of education and music, often on spirituality/liminality and eudaimonia. Her doctoral research into children’s musical development has been translated into five languages and supported the development of improvisatory activities in the classroom. She has written about and organised events in the area of interfaith dialogue using music including the international improvising Peace Choir on Zoom.
She has held visiting fellowships at Indiana University and the Episcopal Divinity School in Massachusetts, US. She is an international performer, especially in the work of Hildegard of Bingen. Her large scale works for cathedrals such as Winchester, Southwark and Norwich UK involve professional musicians, community choirs, people with disabilities and school children. She lectures internationally and is concerned with wellbeing, spirituality and radical musical inclusion culturally and personally. Her first book on music and spirituality was published in 2000 - Constructing Musical Healing – The wounds that sing (Jessica Kingsley).
She is currently editing the series on Music and Spirituality for Peter Lang which includes her book, Experiencing Music-Restoring the Spiritual; Music as Wellbeing, the edited collection Queering Freedom: Music, Identity and Spirituality: Perspectives from Ten Countries and her autobiography Freedom Song: Faith, Abuse, Music and Spirituality: A Lived Experience. She founded MSW – Music, Spirituality and Wellbeing – an international network sharing expertise and experience in this area.
She is a hymn writer with a collection published by Stainer and Bell of inclusive language and ecological hymns – A Rainbow to Heaven. These are used internationally. She is an Anglican priest serving All Saints Church, Tooting, having also served in Winchester Cathedral. http://www.impulsemusic.co.uk/juneboyce-tillman
Chloë Goodchild is an international singer, innovatory educator, author and founder of The Naked Voice (1990) and its UK Charitable Foundation (2004), dedicated to the realization of compassionate communication in all realms of human life. Deafness in childhood catalysed Chloë’s deep encounter with her inner self, and began a lifetime’s experiential research into the voice as a catalyst for personal evolution and global transformation.