Patricia Anne THOMPSON, DLitt

Artistic Advisor, Office of Vice Rector (Student Affairs) &

Senior Instructor in Music, Faculty of Education

University of Macau










Room 1023, Faculty of Education,

University of Macau, E33,

Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China


(853) 8822 4215

(853) 8822 2402



Academic Qualifications

·       2002                Fairfax University USA DLitt (by publication)

·       1981                University of London Institute of Education MA in Music Education

·       1975                University of Hull Postgraduate Certificate of Education Secondary Music and English

·       1970-1974        Royal Northern College of Music GRNCM ARMCM (Piano, Violin, Singing)



Professional PositionS

·       2013-             Artistic Adviser, Office of Vice Rector (Student Affairs) and Senior Instructor in Music, Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Macau

·       2001-2012      Headmistress/CEO, The Croft Preparatory School, Stratford on Avon

·       1998-2001      Dean and Director, London College of Music & Media (LCM2)

·       1996-1998      Head of Performing Arts, Coventry University

·       1993-1996      Head of Pedagogy Westminster College, Oxford

·       1991-1993      Expressive Arts Leader Westminster College, Oxford

·       1990-1991      Undergraduate Subject Co-ordinator Westminster College, Oxford

·       1989-1996      Director of Music Westminster College, Oxford

·       1987-1988      Director of Music Greenhill College, Harrow

·       1985-1987      Head of Faculty of Expressive and Performing Arts City College, Manchester

·       1975-1984      Director of Music in Senior Schools and Colleges




·       2002-              General Teaching Council

·       2001-              Independent Association of Preparatory Schools

·       2001-              Freedom of the City of London

·       2000-              The Worshipful Company of Musicians

·       1999-              Association of British Orchestras

·       1998-              European League of Institutes of the Arts

·       1998-              Association of European Conservatoires

·       1998-              Fellowship of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development

·       1995-              Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts

·       1991-              Royal Society of Musicians

·       1989-              Music Education Council

·       1972-              Incorporated Society of Musicians (Board Member 2000-2003)



Professional Services


·       2004-              ISI Inspector (Primary and Secondary)

·       2000-              Higher Education Funding Council (England)/Quality Assurance Agency: Quality Assessor (Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation, Sport and Tourism)

·       1999-2002      Chief External Examiner, York St John College

·       1998-              Higher Education Funding Council (England)/Quality Assurance Agency: Quality Assessor (Art and Design) 

·       1998-2002      External Examiner in Music, York St John College

·       1998-2002      External Examiner in Dance, Music and Theatre, MA in Contemporary Performing Arts, Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds

·       1998-2001      Examiner for LCM Exams nationally and internationally

·       1996-              External Examiner, BA and MA levels, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

·       1996-              Higher Education Funding Council (England)/Quality Assurance Agency: Quality Assessor (Dance, Drama and Cinematics)

·       1995-1999      External Examiner in Dance, Drama, Music, Film and Television York St John College

·       1994-              Higher Education Funding Council (England)/Quality Assurance Agency: Quality Assessor (Music)

·       1994-              Ofsted Inspector Number 12100 (Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form)

·       1991                Adviser for MA Music Hong Kong Baptist University

·       1979-1993      Examiner for A Level, O Level and GCSE Music for 3 Examination Boards


International Juries

·       2002                                   Stratford upon Avon International Flute Festival, Final of the Albert Cooper Competition

·       1995, 1997, 1998, 1999       Chair of Jury, South Wales Festival

·       1994                                   Audi Young Musician

·       1993, 1996                         Hong Kong Schools’ Music Festival Adjudicator

·       1993                                   International Music Festival Adjudicator Singapore

·       1990, 1991                         Yamaha Musician

·       1990-                                  Auditioning Far East: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia

·       1989                                   Birmingham Conservatoire Doris Newton Music Club Prize

·       1989                                   Save the Children Song Festival



·       2004-2012        Advising Schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai

·       2001-2012      Hosting Japanese Universities for research projects at The Croft Preparatory School

·       2003-              Advising Schools preparing for Inspection

·       2001                York St John College, appointment of Heads of School

·       1997, 1998      Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

·       1993                Yamaha (Asia) Singapore

·       1992                Athens School of Music, Greece, adviser on piano diplomas

·       1991                Haslev Seminarium Denmark

·       1991                Royal Danish Academy of Music

·       1989-1990      BBC Television Music planning team



Papers and graduate seminars

Papers and graduate seminars given at the following institutions:

·       2001-2012      Hosted research projects, The Croft School, involving 3 Japanese Universities

·       1998                Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts March/Edith Cowan University

·       1998                Invited to give paper to Arts on the Edge Conference

·       1996, 1999      Nanyang Technological University Department of Music, Singapore

·       1993                Ball State University School of Music

·       1992                Oberlin Conservatory

·       1991                Hong Kong Schools’ Music and Speech Association

·       1986                Oberlin Conservatory USA

·       1986                Ohio State University


Wrote book chapters on Music in:

·       1997                Implementing the Primary Curriculum: A Teacher's Guide ed Kate Ashcroft, David Palacio Falmer Press

·       1995                The Primary Teacher's Guide to the New National Curriculum ed Kate Ashcroft, David Palacio Falmer Press




·       Postgraduate courses in Music, Music Education, Performing Arts, and Expressive Arts

·       Supervisor Research and Taught Master’s degree students

·       Undergraduate courses in Music, Music Composition, Music Education, Arts Practice and Cultural Policy, Performing Arts, and Expressive Arts



·       Visual & Performing Arts - Music (EDPA213)



Honours and Awards

·       2012                New Croft School Theatre named The Patricia Thompson Theatre in my honour

·       2008                Ministerial Study Visit to Hungary including Kecskemét Kodály School and Kodály Institute, Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, Franz Liszt Academy of Music

·       2001-              Granted Freedom of the City of London

·       2000-              Elected to The Worshipful Company of Musicians

·       2000-2003      Invited to be member of Incorporated Society of Musicians’ Executive Committee

·       2000                Invited by HEFCE/QAA to join panel of subject specialist reviewers of Independent Dance and Drama Providers

·       1999                Accepted personal invitation from Ian Horsbrugh to attend ‘The Arts and the Learning City’ Conference, organised by London Arts Board

·       1999                Invited to become Chair, Education Panel, British Academy of Composers & Songwriters

·       1997-1998      Nominated by Dr Michael Goldstein to undertake Coventry Common Purpose Programme

·       1997                Nominated to attend Women of the Year Lunch 1997 for outstanding achievement

·       1996                Arts Council of England Award for ABSA/Business in the Arts Strategic Leadership Programme

·       1995-              CT ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) Course Leader

·       1993                Musician-in-Residence & Visiting Professor, School of Music/Teachers’ College, Ball State University, Indiana, USA

·       1993                Study visits to Juilliard, Eastman, Curtis, Manhattan, Indiana

·       1993                Study visit to Singapore Music Schools

·       1991                Study visit to Royal Danish Academy of Music

·       1986                British Council Award to study Performing Arts Education in North America at Oberlin Conservatory and Ohio State University, USA

·       1983, 2010      Study visits to Paris Conservatoire