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Best-Selling Book by Professor Kenneth Hamilton published in Mandarin

19 February 2024

A revised edition in Mandarin of Professor Kenneth Hamilton’s award-winning book, After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance, has been issued.

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Gramophone magazine celebrates renowned composer Professor Arlene Sierra

16 February 2024

Arlene Sierra, Professor of Composition at the School of Music, has been profiled as Featured Composer in one of the world’s leading classical music magazines, Gramophone.

Rachel Walker Mason receives the Stiles and Drew prize.

School of Music alumna wins prestigious musical theatre award

1 February 2024

School of Music graduate, Rachel Walker Mason, has won the Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize 2023, at an event held at The Other Palace in London.

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No.1 Spot for Professor Kenneth Hamilton’s Latest Liszt Album

15 January 2024

Salon and Stage has been chosen by the Guardian as the Best Classical Recording of 2023.

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Inspirational alumni shine at awards

6 October 2023

2023 30ish Alumni Award winners announced

Geraldine Farrar as Carmen with cast, New York 1914

Professor Clair Rowden to examine significance of Bizet’s Carmen on new Sky Arts’ series

28 September 2023

Professor Clair Rowden will appear as an expert on the opera Carmen on Sky Arts’ new series, Musical Masterpieces.

Autumn concert series announced

22 September 2023

We are pleased to announce our Autumn concert series.

Three Obliques sculpture outside the School of Music.

School of Music receives excellent results in Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

20 July 2023

The School of Music has scored 93% for overall student satisfaction in the 2023 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).

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A new book explores the music of the Strauss family

19 June 2023

A new book by Emeritus Professor David Wyn Jones will be published in June 2023: The Strauss Dynasty and Habsburg Vienna.