Dr Palmer has had experience of working in a wide range of educational
establishments, from primary schools in the West Country to specialist
schools and tertiary colleges (The Purcell School, Stockton Sixth Form
was Composer in Education for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council until
2003. Initiatives at this time included a sonic arts project with
children in Billingham, a Teesside-wide oratorio project (Far Better
Things) and two major works for the Tees Valley Youth Orchestra.
successfully for a youth orchestra is a difficult job. . .Geoff
Palmer has produced a superb new piece that has provided us with
a wonderful journey of exploration into modern music . . . "
(David Kendall, conductor, Tees Valley Youth Orchestra)
ten years from 1997 Palmer was Organising Tutor for annual Music Summer
Schools for Adults with a Visual Impairment at the University of Bristol,
organised through the University's Centre for Access and Communication
Studies in collaboration with the Department of Music.
so worthwhile . . . But the greatest joy is working again with you.
Thanks for a really enriching week" (Letter from Raymond Warren,
Emeritus Professor of Music at Bristol University, who regularly
assisted Geoff in the teaching of annual Music Summer Schools at
works regularly in universities, currently holding a post as Lecturer
at the University of Aberdeen,
where he teaches BMus 20th/21st Century Music History courses, instrumental
lessons, and composition classes. Freelance lecturing has included
visits to Royal National Institute of the Blind, London (1998), University
of Toronto (1999), University of Ottawa (2002) and University of Middlesex
received excellent feedback from the students. I hope we can do it
again some day!" (Hali Krawchuk, University of Ottawa)