At the end of my first year as a PhD student, I was appointed Assistant Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College. At this point I opted to continue my research on a part-time basis. I subsequently became Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral (later Director of the Girls' Choir).
My abiding memory of York is undoubtedly the excellent support I received from my supervisor, Jo Wainwright. His constant personal encouragement and his enthusiasm for my research was invaluable.
Working as a performing musician within a liturgical context, I frequently draw directly upon my research into cathedral music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. More broadly, I would like to think that principles of intellectual curiosity encouraged during my time at York inform all aspects of my work as a musician.
Enjoy the relatively short time you have available for you to broaden your intellectual and cultural horizons.