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Academic staff

Academic staff

Professor Geoff Baker

Professor of Music

Music and society in Latin America; music and the city; music education and social action. Research profile


Dr Mark Berry

Reader in Music History; Head of Department

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


Professor Mark Bowden

Professor of Composition

Composition: Orchestral & chamber music; vocal & choral music; opera; music for dance. Research profile


Professor Julie Brown

Professor of Music

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


Professor Geoffrey Chew

Emeritus Professor of Music

Analytical and critical theory in music from the Renaissance to the Present day, with emphasis on Opera and the Pastoral tradition, and Czech music. Research profile 


Professor Stephen Downes

Chair of Music

Central and Eastern European music; romanticism and modernism. Research profile


Dr Mary Dullea


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


Dr Daniel Elphick

Lecturer in Musicology

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


Dr Samantha Fernando


Composition. Research profile



Professor Julian Johnson

Regius Professor of Music

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


Dr Zubin Kanga

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Research profile


Dr Tonia Ko

Lecturer in Composition

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


Rebecca Miller

Director of Orchestras

Performance; conducting.


Dr Tom Parkinson

Lecturer in Composition

Composition and sound design for TV, film, radio, and experimental performance.


Professor Tina K. Ramnarine

Professor of Music

Music, politics and performance; anthropology, ethnomusicology and global perspectives on music. Research profile


Professor Stephen Rose

Professor of Music

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


Dr Henry Stobart

Reader in Music

Ethnomusicology, especially Bolivian music. Research profile


Dr Tim Summers


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


Dr Shzr Ee Tan

Senior Lecturer

Ethnomusicology, especially Sinophone and East Asian music; music and gender; music and politics; im/migration. Research profile


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 online gaming worlds and ethical consumption discourses in the music industries. Research profile 


Dr Nina Whiteman


Composition: Orchestral & chamber music; vocal music; electroacoustic music; multimedia performance; improvisation; performance studies. Research profile

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