Qualifications & Memberships
As an artist much of my activity revolves around the production of creative works (musical compositions) and the research underpinning these works. My pedagogic interests lie in skill acquisition for musical composition and conducting, and how synaesthesia affects the work of creative people and young people's learning experiences. As an Honorary Antarctic Fellow I also research works by creative artists who have been to the Ice and how it affects their work practices.
I particularly enjoy working with young composers and conductors and sharing these observations when working with pre-service teachers in the School of Teacher Education at the College of Education, Health and Human Development.
- Shepherd PM. (2018) Lithosphere (Symphony no. 1) (third movement). [Musical performance of an original score]. 06:31.
- Shepherd PM. (2017) A World of Sound and Colour: Seeing red or feeling blue? Or does it just taste spiky? Windsor Church Hall, Invercargill: University of the Third Age Lecture Series (Invercargill) - The Five Senses. 1 hour 30 mins., 01 Jan 2017.
- Shepherd PM. (2017) Synaesthesia XXXX. Invercargill, New Zealand: Synaesthesia XXX.
- Shepherd PM. (2017) From darkness comes light: music as a reflection of the lived experience of young musicians following the Christchurch earthquakes. Christchurch: Composing on shifting ground, 29-30 Apr 2017.
- Shepherd PM. (2017) From darkness comes light: music as a reflection of the lived experience of young musicians following the Christchurch earthquakes. New Zealand Journal of Research in Performing Arts and Education.