Areas of Interest: Creative and Performing Arts
Keywords: music Arts Education education arts performing arts well-being classical music
Jo is Chief Executive of Dunedin Consort, one of the world’s leading baroque ensembles, based in Edinburgh. She graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class degree in Musicology in 2004, and completed a PhD focussing on the role of the slow movement in Beethoven’s music at Durham University in 2011.
After roles at Britten Sinfonia, Northern Sinfonia and Live Music Now, she moved to Scotland and was Label Manager for Delphian Records before joining Dunedin Consort. She is also a freelance writer on classical music for organisations including the BBC Proms, London Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She is the author of the 2014 RCS/NMS Mapping Report on the provision of new music in Scotland, and was an external funding assessor for Creative Scotland.
Jo is a keen advocate for the arts in health, education and community settings, and is a member of the Board of Directors for St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh.
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She designs and delivers interactive and visual ‘big picture thinking’ sessions for senior officials. These sessions focus on addressing key policy challenges, teasing out their interdependencies, and situating them in their global context.