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Gordon Munro

  • Dr
  • Head of Undergraduate Programmes and Creative & Contextual Studies, School of Music
  • Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
  • 1Followers

About

Gordon lives in Glasgow and works at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) as Head of Undergraduate Programmes and Creative & Contextual Studies. He is a member of the 12th Council of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. He is also a staff Governor of the RSAMD, and an External Examiner at the University of Aberdeen and at Trinity College of Music, London. Gordon Munro (b. 1972) was brought up in Avoch on the Black Isle. He attended Fortrose Academy and went on to study music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), winning prizes in Music History and Choral Conducting. Gordon graduated Bachelor of Education (Music) with first class honours in 1994. At the University of Glasgow, Gordon undertook postgraduate research into the history of Scottish church music and Scottish song schools (1500-1700) with Dr Kenneth Elliott. He completed his PhD in 1999 and has since published various articles and editions. Gordon served as a member of the Church of Scotland's Committee to Revise the Church Hymnary and some of his editions of early Scottish psalm harmonizations appear in ‘CH4’. Gordon has taught music history at the Music School of Douglas Academy and has lectured at the University of Glasgow and the RSAMD. As Assistant General Editor and Trustee of Musica Scotica, Gordon promotes performances of and research into Scottish music. He is also in demand as a choral conductor, and is Musical Director of Thomas Coats Memorial Choral Society in Paisley. Gordon is also a Theory Examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Professional experience

Head of Undergraduate Programmes and Creative & Contextual Studies, School of Music

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

September 2008 - Present

Education

PhD

University of Glasgow

September 1994 - July 1999(5 years)

BEd (Music)

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

September 1990 - July 1994(4 years)

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