We have a strong research culture which is enhanced by the presence of a wide range of visiting colleagues (honorary professors, associate and assistant lecturers), as well as regular seminars and masterclasses.
We are able to provide doctoral-level training supervision in the following areas of staff research publication and practice:
- instrumental and electronic music
- electroacoustic composition and soundscape studies
- sonic art
- music for moving image
- musical instrument design
- performance pedagogy
- improvisation and performance practice
- therapeutic music studies
- sound perception and spatial sound
- musical development
- music ethnography
- phenomenological ethnomusicology
- acoustic ecology and ecomusicology
- musical instrument studies
- regional studies: North America, South Asia, West Asia, Mediterranean area, UK.
Our staff have received research grants from Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the RVW Trust, PRS for Music and Sound and Music. Music composed and performed by our staff is regularly heard in international conferences, festivals and broadcasts.
Our Graduate Teaching Assistants and PhD students are practising artists, musicians and technologists, with scholarly pursuits in a wide range of topics from progressive rock to the Memphis music scene, Cretan music to piano reductions, music technology and composition to sound art.
Visit our people page to discover more about our academic staff, their interests and activities, and how to contact them.