Staff in Music

The staff of the Music Department is comprised of internationally recognised scholars, composers, and performers. 

Academic staff

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Emeritus and Honorary Academic Staff

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Support staff

Management and Administrative:

Concerts and Music-making team:

Practical teachers

Instrumental and vocal tuition is provided normally by staff of the Birmingham Conservatoire or, in the case of early music, by visiting teachers brought in via CEMPR.

Honorary Professors and Research Fellows

  • Graham Vick - Honorary Professor. Opera producer, artistic director of Birmingham Opera.
  • Koen Kessels Honorary Professor. Music Director, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Artistic Director of the HERMESensemble.
  • Lewis Foreman - Honorary Senior Research Fellow. Musicologist.
  • John Joubert - Honorary Senior Research Fellow. Composer.
  • Erik Oña - Honorary Senior Research Fellow. Composer and conductor; guest composer at IRCAM (Paris) and ZKM (Germany).
  • Andrew Parrott - Honorary Senior Research Fellow. Conductor and musicologist.
  • Jim Berrow - Honorary Research Fellow. Musicologist.
  • Jeffrey Skidmore - Honorary Research Fellow. Conductor and artistic director of Ex Cathedra, a professional chamber choir and orchestra specialising in Renaissance and Baroque music.
  • Paul Spicer - Honorary Research Fellow. Conductor and musicologist.
  • Paula Chateauneuf - AHRC Funded Research Fellow. Lutenist, theorbist, baroque guitarist.
  • Monika Hennemann - Honorary Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer.  Musicologist. 
  • Tessa Murray - Honorary Research Fellow. Musicologist specialising in Thomas Morley