Dr Nick Jones

Dr Nick Jones

Senior Lecturer

School of Music

Email:
jonesn3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6108
Location:
1.13, 37 Corbett Road

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My research interests lie primarily in British music since 1945. I have written numerous articles for Music & Letters, The Musical Times and Tempo, and have co-edited books for Cambridge University Press on Peter Maxwell Davies (2009), Michael Tippett (2013) and Harrison Birtwistle (2015). My latest book, Peter Maxwell Davies, Selected Writings (also CUP), will be published in October 2017.

I have recently updated Davies’s entry in the New Grove II, and, with Richard McGregor, catalogued the composer’s works into opus and WoO numbers. I am a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Tempo. I am currently preparing a co-authored monograph on the music of Peter Maxwell Davies (Boydell & Brewer, forthcoming 2019).

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and hold a Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (PCUTL). I currently hold External Examiner positions at Edinburgh University and Aberystwyth University.

I am a graduate of Cardiff University, where I was awarded a PhD for an analytical study of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s Third Symphony and a portfolio of original compositions. From 2005 to 2007, I was Lecturer in Music and Deputy Chair of the MA in Music programme at The Open University, and from 2008 to 2017, I co-ordinated the Humanities programme at Cardiff University's Division of Professional and Continuing Education.

Academic positions

  • 2016 - 2017: Associate Senior Lecturer, School of Music, Cardiff University
  • 2008 - 2017: Co-ordinating Lecturer in the Humanities, Continuing and Professional Education, Cardiff University
  • 2005 - 2007: Lecturer in Music, Open University
  • 2001 - 2010: Associate Lecturer in Music, Open University
  • 1996 - 2012: Associate Lecturer in Music, Cardiff University

Running in parallel with my research activities, I have a professional interest in all areas of education at HE level, particularly in relation to enhancing the educational experience for learners, exploring different approaches to assessment, improving feedback to students, quality assurance processes and technology-enhanced education. I have devised, implemented and maintained large-scale projects and programmes, and I also have significant leadership and senior-level management experience.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (PCUTL). I am an External Examiner at Edinburgh and Aberystwyth Universities.

Teaching commitments for 2017–18: 

  • Level 4: MU1127 The Full Works (module co-ordinator)
  • Level 4: MU1317 Repertoire Studies (module co-ordinator)
  • Level 4: MU1231 Composing the Landscape (module co-ordinator)
  • Level 6: MU3340 Dissertation (module co-ordinator)
  • Level 7: MUT004 Disciplining Music (module co-ordinator)

Postgraduate supervision:

I have successfully supervised a PhD on Peter Maxwell Davies’s Revelation and Fall and over 20 MA dissertations.

I would welcome enquiries from those interested in PhD research into any aspect of 20th- and 21st-century British music, especially Peter Maxwell Davies. Those with an interest in 20th-century music more generally are also encouraged to contact me.

I have a significant and sustained research output with major publishers and music journals. My specialist research interest centres on twentieth-century and contemporary British music, especially Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, Michael Tippett and William Mathias. My work focuses on music analysis, interpretation, sketch study and aspects of biography, context and national identity.

I am co-editor of, and contributor to, Peter Maxwell Davies Studies (CUP, 2009), The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett (CUP, 2013) and Harrison Birtwistle Studies (CUP, 2015), and editor of Peter Maxwell Davies: Selected Writings (CUP, 2017).

I am a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the music journal Tempo.

I am currently preparing a co-authored monograph on the music of Peter Maxwell Davies (Boydell & Brewer, forthcoming 2019).

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