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Professor Geoff Baker 

Emeritus Professor of Music

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Professor Mark Berry

Professor of Music and Intellectual History

Intellectual and cultural history; opera; Mozart; Wagner; Schoenberg; Adorno; German idealism and Marxism. 

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Professor Julie Brown

Professor of Music

Cultural history of early 20th-century music; Schoenberg and Viennese Modernism; musical multimedia; silent film music. 

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Professor Geoffrey Chew

Emeritus Professor of Music

Czech and Slovak music and literature since 1600. 

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Dr Nathan James Dearden

Lecturer in Music Composition

Music Composition: Orchestral & chamber music; vocal & choral music; opera; immersive & experiential music-making; music in the community.

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Dr Helen Deeming

Honorary Research Associate

Medieval music; notation; manuscript studies.

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Professor Stephen Downes

Professor of Music

Central and Eastern European music; romanticism and modernism. 

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Professor Mary Dullea

Professor of Music Performance

Piano trio performance practice; new works for solo piano, incorporating extended techniques. 

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Dr Daniel Elphick

Lecturer in Musicology

Music history and politics, especially Russian, Soviet, and East-European music since 1800; music theory and analysis; Shostakovich; Weinberg; socialist realism; music and Marxism.

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Dr Samantha Fernando

Lecturer in Music Composition


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Professor Julian Johnson

Regius Professor of Music

19th and 20th centuries; philosophy of music; modernism. 

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Dr Zubin Kanga
Lecturer in Musical Performance and Digital Arts; UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Principal Investigator of Cyborg Soloists
Composing and performing with new technologies, including AI, visual interactions, bio-sensors and new instrument design. Distributed Creativity. Diversity in contemporary music. 

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Dr Tonia Ko

Lecturer in Music Composition

Composition: Instrumental and vocal music; electronics; improvisation; sound art; music and movement. 

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Professor Erik Levi

Emeritus Professor in Music  

Austrian and German Music of the Twentieth Century especially Weimar Republic, Austrofascism, the Nazi era, politically suppressed composers and Interpreters, Mozart and Beethoven reception in wartime Europe.   

Rebecca Miller

Director of Orchestras

Performance; conducting.

Dr Tom Parkinson

Senior Lecturer in Digital Composition

Composition and sound design for immersive, interactive and screen media; theatre and dance; production; music technology

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Professor Tina K. Ramnarine

Professor of Music

Global perspectives on music; performance; orchestras; ethnomusicology

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Professor Stephen Rose

Professor of Music; Head of Department 

German music 1500-1800; English music 1550-1750; music and book history; digital musicology. 

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Dr Henry Stobart

Reader in Music

Global perspectives on Music, especially of the Bolivian Andes; ethnomusicology; Indigenous perspectives/aesthetics; performance practice; digital technologies; media piracy; heritage making.

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Dr Tim Summers


Music and the moving image, especially video games; virtuality and interactivity; opera, particularly Wagner; music education, queer theory.

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Dr Shzr Ee Tan
Decolonisation in music/sound studies, community/capacity-building and EDI in music studies, music and food sustainabilities, East and Southeast perspectives 

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Dr Tom Wagner

Teaching Fellow in Music Performance & Digital Arts

Ethnomusicology and performance; connections between cultural values and economic value in hyper-mediated consumer cultures; live music in immersive virtual environments and ethical consumption discourses in the music industries. 

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Dr Nina Whiteman
Composition: orchestral & chamber music, multimedia, opera, electroacoustic; experimental vocal performance; multimedia performance; free improvisation; performance studies.

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