John Irving’s extensive experience of Higher Education Music over the last quarter-century means he is frequently retained as a consultant on strategic issues by institutions in the UK and beyond. He has contributed to departmental external reviews in several universities. He has been and continues as External Examiner to a number of Bachelors. Masters’ and Doctoral programmes. He has advised on numerous research grant applications to governmental funding councils in the UK and Europe.
RECENT CONSULTANCY PROJECTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK Austrian Research Council Belgian Council for Humantities Research Chair Appointments, Katholiek Universiteit, Leuven Departmental Reviews: University of Birmingham, Liverpool Hope University Programme Reviews: Brunel University, Royal Academy of Music, University of Hull, Leeds College of Music REF External Reviewer for a major NE England university
External Examining: Edinburgh University Cardiff University Royal Northern College of Music Hull University Royal Holloway University of Nottingham University of Sheffield City University
Academic projects: editorial consultant and author for The Mozart Project (the world’s first interactive digital book on Mozart for iPad (international bestseller and 5* reviewed) – available on iTunes
Frequent books and recordings reviewer in the academic press
John has also been an enthusiastic participant in the nationwide Speakers for Schools project, talking and performing in a range of educational establishments.
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