Contact us

Questions or queries about extra-curricular music at Kent ? Please get in touch.

Colyer-Fergusson Building, Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7NB

Telephone: +44 (0)1227 827335

Email: music@kent.ac.uk

Music department staff

Head of Music Performance, Dan Harding
Ady Kerry.

Head of Music Performance: Daniel Harding

A former Music Scholar at Lancing College, Daniel read Music at York University, specialising in French piano repertoire. He was awarded a Major Research Fellowship in Conducting, after conducting Britten’s first operetta, Paul Bunyan, working with Donald Mitchell, and Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins, as well as works by Mahler and Dvorak, as an undergraduate.

During his post-graduate studies, he went on to conduct the University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the University Choir and Chamber Choir, as well as various New Music ensembles. He also founded the Early Classical Orchestra, focusing on historically-informed performances from the period. He also conducted Steve Reich'sTehillim on the Contemporary Music Studies course at Bretton Hall College, Wakefield. Other roles have included Director of the Senior and Junior Choirs at York Minster Songschool, and a Lecturer in Music for ten years in Further Education.

Daniel is an experienced accompanist and repetiteur. He is also a keen jazz pianist, and has performed at various venues including the Water Rats, King’s Cross, Pizza on the Park, Knightsbridge and at the Poco Loco club in Sardinia as part of the Jazz Festival. Daniel conducts the University Chamber Choir, and founded the University Cecilian Choir, the Sirocco Ensemble, String Sinfonia, Minerva Voices and a twelve-piece dance-band performing from original scores from the 1930's and 40's.

He also writes and edits the department blog, Music Matters and blogs about choral music at the University on Cantus Firmus.

Away from the University, Daniel is a member of the Advisory Board for the Wise Words Festival. Dan is on Twitter @modernmusicdan

Emaild.harding@kent.ac.uk

Telephone+44 (0)1227 823625

Room: Colyer-Fergusson Building, 1-10

Office hours: Welcome week and Week One


Tuesday 20 September: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Wednesday 21 September: 10.30 - 12.00pm 
Thursday 22 September: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Friday 23 September: 10.00am - 11.30am 

Monday 26 September: 10.30am - 12.00pm 
Tuesday 27 September: 10.00am - 11.00am
Wednesday 28 September: 10.00am - 11.30am 
Thursday 29 September: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday 30 September: 10.30am - 11.30am

Music Administrator Sophie Meikle playing double bass
Mick Norman.


University Music Administrator: Sophie Meikle

A Philosophy graduate of the University of Kent, Sophie is the Administrator for both the Music Department and the Colyer-Fergusson Building. She is also an accomplished musician, singing with University ensembles and playing double-bass.

EmailSophie Meikle

Telephone: +44 (0)1227 827335

Room: 171, Gulbenkian

Office Hours (permits, room bookings, etc.) - term time only

WELCOME WEEK & WEEK ONE


Tuesday 20 September: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Wednesday 21 September: 10.30 - 12.00pm 
Thursday 22 September: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Friday 23 September: 10.00am - 11.30am 

Monday 26 September: 10.30am - 12.00pm 
Tuesday 27 September: 2.00pm - 4.00pm 
Wednesday 28 September: 10.00am - 11.30am 
Thursday 29 September: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday 30 September: 10.30am - 11.30am



Visiting Music Staff

Alex Caldon trumpet

Alex Callanan bassoon

Peter Cook saxophone

Peter Cox voice

Linda Hirst voice

Matthew King piano

Floriane Peycelon violin

Rosemary Rathbone flute

Juliet Schiemann voice 

Ian Swatman clarinet and saxophone

Sara Thorpe viola

Rachel Waltham cello

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