Seeking a Trustee Treasurer…

The Evelyn Glennie Foundation is a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) enabling change, connection and collaboration through better listening. Our unique mission is to 'Teach the World to Listen'. The remarkable career of Dame Evelyn Glennie has pushed the boundaries of percussion beyond all recognition. The Foundation will use her distinctive listening practices, legacy and vast career archive to inspire active, ... Read More

History in the making…

A little bit of history was made last week. I was honoured to be the first percussionist to receive the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. My acceptance speech included the following: “I am extremely honoured to address you all this evening. Never in my wildest dreams had I imagined standing here receiving an award as important and symbolic as the Leonie … Read More

The Evelyn Glennie Foundation

Image description: A black and white photo of Evelyn, with The Evelyn Glennie Foundation logo in white floating over a dark section. The logo is a series of five concentric circles, with two hands reaching to meet each other, one of which is helping the other 'up'. In the photo, Evelyn is wearing her glasses during a conversation, and is smiling broadly.

I am absolutely thrilled to share the news that The Evelyn Glennie Foundation is now a registered charity!   The Evelyn Glennie Foundation is a charity imbued with the ethos and ambitions of its namesake. A pioneering solo percussionist, sound creator and expert listener, Evelyn’s experiences as a profoundly deaf musician have reframed our understanding of what it means to … Read More

Listen book wins award

Congratulations to Shannon Stocker and Devon Holzwarth on winning the Schneider Family Book Award for best Picture Book in the 2023 American Library Association Youth Media Awards, for Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion! For those of you not familiar with the award, the Schneider Family Book Awards honour an author or illustrator for a book that … Read More

Access All Areas – Scala Radio

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I’m delighted to share the news that my #AccessAllAreas with Scala Radio is getting some really important and wonderful feedback. In the UK, November marks Disability History Month, and this 4-part series will challenge expectations of what it means to be a disabled musician today.

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?

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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