Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Celebrating the University's 'Women of Achievement 2013': Cheryl Frances-Hoad, former DARE Fellow in the Opera-related Arts and Composer.


Cheryl came to Leeds in September as the first member of the University's new Academy of Cultural Fellows. Funded by the Future Fund of Opera North, as part of the groundbreaking DARE partnership between the University and the opera company, her mission is to teach, inspire and bring music to the community.  At the same time, she has created exciting new music - as well as collaborating with Opera North, working on community music and theatre projects, and supervising students.

In 2010 Cheryl picked up two prizes at the prestigious 2010 British Composer Awards.

In a ceremony hosted by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composer and Authors at Stationers' Hall, London, she picked up first prizes in the Instrumental Solo or Duo category for a piece entitled Stolen Rhythm from Homage to Haydn and in the Liturgical category for Psalm 1: Blessed is the Man.

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