Geoff Palmer
composer
 
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 College).
 

He 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.

"Writing 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)

  For 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.
"It's 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 Bristol)
  He 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 (2008).
  "We received excellent feedback from the students. I hope we can do it again some day!" (Hali Krawchuk, University of Ottawa)

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