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Peter Renshaw (chair)

Peter Renshaw is a mentor, writer and researcher for the Barbican Centre and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In 2001 he retired from the Guildhall School as Head of Research and Development, where he pioneered the innovative programme in performance and communication skills (1984-2001). Formerly he was also Gresham Professor of Music and Principal of the Yehudi Menuhin School. He is especially interested in the personal and artistic development of artists working in socially engaged contexts. Recent publications include Engaged Passions: Searches for Quality in Community Contexts (2010); Working Together: An enquiry into creative collaborative learning across the Barbican Guildhall campus (2011); and Being – In Tune: Seeking ways of addressing isolation and dislocation through engaging in the arts (2013), which includes a section on Drum Works.

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