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Maggie Hamilton

Editor, Choir & Organ Department: Editorial Biography

Maggie Hamilton studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at Royal Holloway, University of London. As an organist and choir director, she taught in secondary and adult education in Buckinghamshire and west London. As founder-director of Counterpoint, a world music partner project of Christian Aid, she travelled extensively in Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East, recording and transcribing grassroots songs, which she presented through published books and CDs, articles, lectures, and programmes on BBC Radio and TV. From 2000 Maggie worked for Oxford University Press, then two years later moved to Choir & Organ, where she has been editor since 2008. In addition, Maggie has pioneered successful media partnerships with arts organisations and other institutions, particularly in relation to Choir & Organ’s New Music series of commissioning young composers: the BBC Singers in 2015, and St Paul’s Cathedral, London, in 2016.