The Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman MBE read music at Oxford University and is Professor Emerita of Applied Music at the University of Winchester and Extra-ordinary Professor at North West University, South Africa. Her work in education has been translated into five languages. She has published widely in the area of music, wellbeing and spirituality including community musicking. She is part of a group at the Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh examining music and dying. She has supervised research projects of music in hospitals and in wellbeing contexts. She is an international performer, especially in the work of Hildegard of Bingen. She is the artistic convenor of Music Spirituality and Wellbeing International. She is an ordained Anglican priest and honorary chaplain to Winchester cathedral. http://www.mswinternational.org http://www.impulse- music.co.uk/juneboyce-tillman/
I regard interdisciplinary enquiry (especially including autoethnography), as very significant especially in the area of wellbeing. It is particularly true in the area of death and dying which I approach both as a musician and an Anglican priest. There is a real need for an interdisciplinary symposium in this area.