Non-Tutorial Fellows

Mrs Michèle Smith

Mrs Michèle Smith joined the House in September 2006 as Bursar. Unlike that of the larger colleges, her role encompasses both Administration and Financial Management. She worked in publishing for many years as Finance Director and Company Secretary before spending three years at Exeter College.  She created SJE Arts, a thriving concert venue and art gallery in the college church and cloister of St John the Evangelist on Iffley Road.

Contact: michele.smith@ssho.ox.ac.uk

Dr James Whitbourn

Dr James Whitbourn is Senior Research Fellow at St Stephen’s House. His research interests focus on aspects of musical composition and performance. His work comprises that of a musical practitioner specializing in composition and conducting, and as a producer specializing in choral music, sacred music and opera. He is also Visiting Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London and author of a number of books and editions.
As a composer he has a substantial list of publications and a strong international performance presence. The majority of his compositions are in the genre of choral music with the greater number setting texts from the Jewish and Christian traditions. His largest work is the first major choral setting of The Diary of Anne Frank, Annelies, and his Son of God Mass and Luminosity are regularly performed throughout the world. More recent commissions include a setting of Thomas Traherne for the Enthronement of the Bishop of Salisbury and a new work for choir and string orchestra to commemorate the fallen in war.
He is also co-Director of the Oxford Choral Institute, a collaboration with Westminster Choir College, Princeton, hosted at St Stephen’s House. The summer school is an intensive residential course for choral conductors and those engaged in choral music.
More information on Dr James Whitbourn can be found on http://www.jameswhitbourn.com

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