Hitting the right note with inclusion

Dame Evelyn Glennie CH, Robert Gordon University’s Chancellor, discusses widening participation among underrepresented groups and eliminating barriers to higher education, drawing from her lived experiences.

Who’s Listening?

A black and white photo of Evelyn, taken by Kaupo Kikkas

Photo: Kaupo Kikkas I wonder how often we pause to reflect on how much we interpret the world we live in, or how much we translate it? We may see a grassy lawn and accept it as just that…or we may pause, look at it, smell it, note its texture and colors and thickness, and notice life in the blades … Read More

Sustainable Creative Careers: Your Own Best Health – Evelyn Glennie

Picture: Evelyn Glennie by Jim Callaghan For the first in a new series of articles on maintaining our own best health, solo percussionist (and BAPAM patron) Dame Evelyn Glennie spoke with us about looking after mind and body while managing the pressures of global tours… Evelyn Glennie is the world’s premier solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras and … Read More

Elle’s Story | #TeachTheWorldToListen

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The following piece first appeared on Microtia UK We have been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to share Elle’s story from Microtia UK on our blog: “My name is Elle and I was born with left sided microtia and Atresia, I also have hearing loss in my right ear. I wear a BAHA and have another hearing … Read More

Fiona’s Story | #TeachTheWorldToListen

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At Upward Mobility, we have provided our students with the incredible iMuse Suite. The iMuse Suite is a collection of integrated technologies that work together to create a space of light, movement, sound and colour. There are microphones around the room to pick up voices and sounds, and a projector that displays a range of sound-reactive visuals. Embedded in the … Read More

Dominic’s Story | #TeachTheWorldToListen

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A few days ago Dominic demonstrated to us his prototype design for an acoustic finger drum kit called the Domindrum. Dominic has kindly shared his story behind the creation of the Domindrum to share on our blog: "The Domindrum was created for a 2nd Year module as part of my Music Production degree that I’m currently doing at the University ... Read More

Roxy’s Story | #TeachTheWorldToListen

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Roxy wrote a wonderful piece about Evelyn and we could not resist to share the story with you! “Beethoven started hearing buzzing noises when he was around 26 years old. Just four years later, when he was 31, he’d lost 60% of his hearing, and at 46 he was completely deaf. In his frustration, he sawed off the legs of … Read More

Darcey’s Story | #TeachTheWorldToListen

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A few days ago, we had an incredibly touching story emailed into us about a little girl called Darcey. We are fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to share her story on our blog: “I am writing to tell you about my little daughter Darcey, and how introducing her to Evelyn has shaped her life. When Darcey was 3 … Read More