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The Reverend Professor June Boyce-Tillman MBE attended Hugh's College, Oxford, where she read Music. June then went on to teach in London in both primary and secondary schools, as part of her work with the Inner London Education Authority's Centre for Young Musicians. After her pioneering work, which introduced activities where children could compose their own music in the classroom, June completed her PhD at the Institute of Education Towards a Model of the Musical Development of Children.

June's research in this area has had an international influence, having been translated into 4 different languages, and has led her to lecture, give papers, and lead workshops across the world, which is work that she still continues. June's work has led to her presenting for BBC Schools Radio, and her position as the Music in Education Section of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.​

June is a member of the University's Centre for the Arts as Wellbeing, part of the interdisciplinary Health and Wellbeing Research Group, and she is Convenor of the University's Tavener Centre for Music and Spirituality. She is also Extraordinary Professor at North West University, USA.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification

Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA).

Areas of expertise

  • Gender
  • Spirituality
  • Music: education, healing and reconciliation
  • Liturgy ​​


  • 1972 New Orbit, London: Stainer & Bell
  • 1974 New Horizon, London: Stainer & Bell
  • 1976 Exploring Sound, London: Stainer & Bell
  • 1980 The Galliard Book of Carols, London: Stainer & Bell
  • 1982 Thirty-two Galliard Spirituals, London: Stainer & Bell
  • 1983 Kokoleoko, Basingstoke: Macmillan
  • 1983 Forty Music Games to Make and Play, Basingstoke: Macmillan
  • 1985 Mrs Macaroni, Basingstoke: Macmillan
  • 1988 Who Are You Looking For?, London: Women in Theology
  • 1988 Unfinished Journey, London: Hildegard Press
  • 1989 The Oxford Assembly Book, Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • 1990 Greenwood (Music Editorship), Ecumenical Forum of European Women
  • 1990 The Christmas Search, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (pp128)
  • 1991 Light the Candles, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (pp126)
  • 1992 Broken Silence (Music), London: Women in Theology
  • 1992 On Forgiveness, London: Women in Theology
  • 1993 Reflecting Praise, London: Stainer & Bell and London: Women in Theology
  • 1993 In Praise of All-encircling Love Hymns and Songs in Inclusive Language (Book & Tape), The Hildegard Press and the Association for Inclusive Language
  • 1993 A Meditation with Hildegard of Bingen (Tape), The Hildegard Press
  • 1995 Singing the Mystery, 28 Liturgical Pieces by Hildegard of Bingen (Transcriber and Translator), London: Hildegard Press
  • 1995 In Praise of All-encircling Love II, Hymns and Songs in Inclusive Language and other Liturgical Pieces, London: Hildegard Press and The Association for Inclusive Language
  • 2000 Constructing Musical Healing: The Wounds that Sing, London: Jessica Kingsley
  • 2000 The Creative Spirit: Harmonious Living with Hildegard of Bingen, Norwich: Canterbury Press, US: Morehouse
  • 2006 A Rainbow to Heaven, London: Stainer & Bell
  • 2007 Ecological Celebration, London: Hildegard Press
  • 2007 Unconventional Wisdom, London: Equinox
  • 2010 Revealing Hidden Wisdom: Women Finding a Voice in Hymnody, Occasional Paper Third Series No 3, The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 2014 In Tune with Heaven or Not: Women in Christian Liturgical Music, Oxford, Bern, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, NY, Vienna: Peter Lang, Paperbook: 978-3-o343-1777-1, ebook 973-3-0353-0613-2
  • 2016 Experiencing Music – restoring the spiritual: music as well-being. Peter Lang AG, Internation


Choir and Orchestra Compositions

  • The Great Turning (2014)
  • The Myth of the Titanic (2012)
  • In a Golden Coach (2012)
  • Weaving Wisdom’s Way (2011)
  • Enfolded in Love (2010)
  • Step into the Picture: Life of Jesus (2008)
  • A Greening Branch (2002)
  • Between (2002)
  • The Call of the Ancestors (1998)
  • The Healing of the Earth (1997)

Standard Compositions ​

  • The Wessex Suite (1999 & 2010)​​
  • Lifegiving Music (1999)
  • The Beautiful Perfumes of Goodness (1998)
  • Weaving a Fragrance (1998)
  • Strengthening Love (1998)
  • Greening Force (1998)
  • Exiles (1996)
  • Hildegard of Bingen – A Life Apart (1996)
  • Postcards (1996)
  • Healing (1996)
  • Anointing the Wounds (1996)
  • Lullaby for the World (2000)​
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