Press Release

08 June 2011

Paul Edlin, Professor of Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, has been appointed the new president of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).

Professor Paul Edlin
Professor Paul Edlin

The ISM is the UK’s professional body for musicians, championing the importance of music and protecting the rights of those working within music. 

Paul is also Artistic Director of last month’s Sounds New Festival, the Canterbury based contemporary music festival. He said: “It is with the deepest pride that I take on this role.

“The ISM is an organisation which upholds one of life’s essential gifts and I feel very privileged to be representing the organisation over this coming year.”

Paul’s works have been performed both nationally and internationally by some of the world’s leading artist such as Dame Evelyn Glennie, Nicholas Daniel, Rolf Hind and the Southbank Sinfonia.

A premiere of his latest work, Erendira Dances, was performed by the London Sinfonietta as the opening concert of the 2011 Sounds New festival, at the University’s Augustine Hall.

Notes to Editor

Professor Paul Edlin

  • Paul studied composition and trumpet at the Royal College of Music and composition at Sussex University where he took his doctorate. He has won many composition prizes, including the IX Premio Internazionale Ancona and his first opera, The Fisherman was premiered to wide acclaim at the London International opera Festival. 
  • His works have been broadcast on BBC 2, Radio 3, as well as on radio & television abroad. He is a founding member of the artistic committee of Sounds New and is Artistic Director of the Deal Festival. He serves on several regional and national arts committees and in 2006 was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Incorporated Society of Musicians

  • The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK’s professional body for musicians. They champion the importance of music and protect the rights of those working within music through a range of services, campaigns, support and practical advice. They offer peace of mind with high quality legal expertise, casework and comprehensive insurance and are proud of the assistance given to its members since 1882.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

  • In 2010 the Faculty of Education received top grades in its Ofsted report for primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching. The University’s primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996.
  • Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
  • Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.




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