CIMACC is governed by a Board of Management. The members are:

  • Professor Valerie Ross (Director  of CIMACC, Cambridge)
  • Tim Cribb (Secretary; Former Tutor for Advanced Students & Emeritus Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge)
  • Dr. Delphine Mordey (Director of Studies, Churchill College, Cambridge)
  • Dr. Elizabeth DeMarrais (Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge)
  • Professor Dominic Wyse (Institute of Education, University of London)
  • Dr. Jeremy Thurlow (Director of Studies, Robinson College, Cambridge)
  • Dr. Alexander Knapp (Research Associate, SOAS, University of London)
  • Maxine Franklin (Concert Pianist)
  • Dr. Cynthia TseKimberlin (Executive Director, MRI Press)
  • James Brady (Freelance jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and teacher)

Tribute to Professor Akin Euba
(28 April 1935 –14 April 2020)

The Centre for Intercultural Musicology at Churchill College pays a warm tribute to its founder, Professor Akin Euba (Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Pittsburgh) who passed away on 14 April 2020.  Akin Euba was a leading Nigerian composer and academic who founded the Centre for Intercultural Music Arts  (CIMA) as a British charity in 1989. Over the years, CIMA hosted impactful symposiums, festivals and dialogues from Europe and the African continent to the Far East. In 2001, Akin Euba organised an international symposium and festival on ‘Composition in Africa and the Diaspora’ at Churchill College.  His well-received opera ‘Chaka’ was also performed. This event was a catalyst for the formation of CIMACC in 2004 and represents a formalization and expansion of ongoing activities based on a solid record of previous achievement. 

The world has lost a fine composer, musicologist and academic. A kind-hearted man with a charming personality, I had the honour of collaborating with Akin in several projects since 1992. He shall be fondly remembered and sadly missed.   

Professor Valerie Ross
Director, CIMACC