Change of Directorship
After a prolonged COVID-induced hiatus, we are absolutely delighted to let you know that the JMCCCP is coming out of hibernation. We have an exciting year ahead of us and look forward to sharing our 2021 programme with you soon.
Despite our eagerness, though, the reactivation of the JMCCCP comes with some mixed feelings: we are saddened to lose our esteemed director, Professor Jennifer Rutherford, who retired in January 2021. Over the last six years, Professor Rutherford’s vision and enthusiasm shaped and drove the JMCCCP. Her inspiring leadership will be sorely missed, as will her fierce advocacy for her students and staff and her amazing storytelling skills. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.
Associate Professor Anna Goldsworthy, an award-winning concert pianist and acclaimed author, is the new director of the JMCCCP. Her creative and critical work epitomises the dialogues between art forms at the very heart of the JMCCCP’s vision. From 2011 to 2021, Associate Professor Goldsworthy served as a JMCCCP management committee member and we look very much forward to seeing the JMCCCP continue to thrive and grow under her impulse as she brings to her new role the same creativity and energy that she displayed as a committee member over the last ten years.