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Research Areas

The School of Music has a growing reputation for research in composition, performance, and musicology (including ethnomusicology and popular music). These broad areas encompass a number of wide-ranging but interconnected specialisms.

Our research is characterised by a balance of cultural-historical approaches with the analytical and critical, and a promotion of a broad spectrum of methodologies, including sketch studies, archival research, editing and philology, textual analysis, iconography, aesthetics, cultural theory, ethnography, oral history, microhistory, and digital humanities.

For full details of research outputs and interests, please see individual staff pages.

For more information on recent and current research work, please see the Research Projects area.