Staff in Music In 'Staff' StaffStaff by research and supervision areas Back to 'Music' The staff of the Music Department comprises internationally recognised scholars, composers, and performers. Head of Department Dr Annie Mahtani Senior Lecturer in MusicHead of Department of Music I am a composer of electroacoustic music, specialising in acousmatic composition and multichannel audio. Academic staff Dr Nicholas Attfield Associate Professor in Music I am a musicologist specialising in German music and culture from c.1870 to 1945. Dr Amy Brosius Lecturer in Music I specialize in seventeenth-century Italian singers, singing culture, vocal music and early modern gender construction. My approach to research is interdisciplinary, employing methodologies from art history, critical theory, gender studies, and performance studies. Dr Alexander M. Cannon Senior Lecturer in Music I am an ethnomusicologist of southern Vietnamese traditional music, creativity, and popular culture. Dr Ben Curry Lecturer in Music I am a musicologist specialising in the fields of musical meaning and music analysis. My scholarly interests stretch from the eighteenth century to the present day and focus on twentieth-century popular music, film music and late eighteenth-century music. Dr Ben Earle Senior Lecturer I specialise in twentieth-century repertory, analysis, critical theory and aesthetics. Dr Luis-Manuel Garcia Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies I research electronic dance music scenes (e.g., house, techno, etc.), with a special focus on issues of affect, sexuality, tourism, and the creative industries. My ethnographic fieldwork focuses primarily on Berlin, Germany. Professor Michael Zev Gordon Professor of Composition I am a composer, principally of instrumental and vocal music. I have written for a wide variety of forces and genres, from orchestral work and chamber opera to solo work and song. Professor Simon Halsey Professor and Director of Choral Activities I am a conductor and educator in choral music and particularly proud to try to bring together all the singers of Birmingham, one of the great international centres of choral endeavour. Dr Christopher Haworth Senior Lecturer in Music (20th / 21st Century Musical Studies) My scholarly interests lie in the broad areas of electronic music and sound art, which I research using a mixture of historiographic, philosophical, and ethnographic research methods. I also compose computer music, often incorporating principles from psychoacoustics, music psychology, and cybernetics. Professor Andrew Kirkman Peyton and Barber Professor of Music I work on sacred music of the fifteenth century music, which I also direct with my professional vocal ensemble, The Binchois Consort. I teach on a wide range of topics from medieval to popular music and have also had a busy career as a freelance professional violinist. Dr Daria D. Kwiatkowska Teaching Fellow I am a composer of instrumental and vocal music, interested in timbre and the use of unusual instruments. I teach composition, tonal theory and 18th century counterpoint. Dr Ryan Latimer Lecturer in Music I am a composer, primarily of instrumental and vocal music. I have written for variety of forces ranging from music for orchestras, choirs and ensembles; to opera and theatre; and more recently, for dance. I am also a passionate collaborator and actively seek out and encourage creative partnerships with practitioners from other disciplines. Dr Annie Mahtani Senior Lecturer in MusicHead of Department of Music I am a composer of electroacoustic music, specialising in acousmatic composition and multichannel audio. Patti Nijhuis Research Fellow I am a cognitive neuroscientist investigating the neural underpinnings of perception-action processes in the context of music and rhythm. Dr Ceri Owen Lecturer in Performance and Director of Performance I am a prize-winning pianist, researcher, and writer. I work on music and identity formations, music and biography/life-writing, and on song and song performance. I have written about these topics with reference to music, composers, performers, and performance in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century. My research grows out of and informs my work as a ... Professor Matthew Riley Professor of Music My scholarly interests lie in the analysis and criticism of Western art music from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. I aim to preserve and enhance literacy in the traditions of classical music so that people can make sense of this extraordinary heritage. Through music analysis and cultural history I try to understand the techniques and strategies of the leading composers of the tradition ... Dr Paul Rodmell Senior Lecturer I am a musicologist who focuses primarily on music in the British Isles in the later nineteenth century (from about 1850 to 1918), with particular interests in opera and church music. Mr Daniele Rosina Director of Orchestral Studies I am a conductor working with orchestras, ballet and opera companies in repertoire from the baroque through to the present day. As an educator I teach at this University and Birmingham Conservatoire. Dr Edward K. Spencer Research Fellow My research examines Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and its entanglements with the Internet. I am particularly interested in EDM memes, trolling practices, and the record label PC Music. My work is interdisciplinary and involves methods such as digital ethnography, webometrics, and analysis of music and the moving image. Professor Scott Wilson Professor of Composition and Electronic MusicDirector of BEAST and of the Electroacoustic Studios I am Professor of Composition and Electronic Music in the Music Department, where I teach composition and work with Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST). Dr Maria Witek Senior Birmingham Fellow I’m a research fellow investigating music cognition, psychology and neuroscience, with a special focus on rhythm, body-movement, affect and musical groove. Emeritus and Honorary Academic Staff Professor Jonty Harrison Emeritus Professor of Composition and Electroacoustic Music I am a composer, primarily of multichannel acousmatic electroacoustic music, with a particular interest in the use of real-world sounds. Emeritus Professor Vic Hoyland Professor in Composition Late modernist composer of symphonic works, music theatre and new music ensemble works for BCMG, Endymion, Lontano, Arditti Quartet. Professor Colin Timms Emeritus Professor of Music I am a musicologist specialising in Italian secular vocal music (opera and chamber cantata) of the late Baroque period, especially Agostino Steffani, and in the music of George Frideric Handel. Professor John Whenham Emeritus Professor of Music History I am a specialist in Italian music of the late 16th and early 17th centuries and, in particular, on the music of Claudio Monteverdi. From 2001 to 2011, as Head of Department, I successfully argued for new facilities for University music, drew up an architects’ brief for a new building and led the departmental team during the processes of developing the plans, fundraising, and constructing ... Support staff Simon Smith: Studios ManagerEmail: S.B.Smith@bham.ac.uk David Birnie: Studios TechnicianEmail: D.H.Birnie@bham.ac.uk Sue Miles: Taught Programme AdministratorEmail: S.Miles@bham.ac.uk Charlotte Caldwell: Taught Programme AdministratorEmail: C.A.Wood@bham.ac.uk University Music and Concerts Team Jo Sweet: Head of University Music and ConcertsEmail: J.E.Sweet@bham.ac.uk Gavin Allsop: University Music ManagerEmail: G.M.Allsop@bham.ac.uk Eoin Funnell: Solo Performance AdministratorEmail: E.Funnell@bham.ac.uk Rachael Gibson: University Music AdministratorEmail: R.Gibson.email@example.com Celia Walley: Concerts and Marketing Administrator (Maternity Cover)Email: C.L.Walley@bham.ac.uk Emily Abdy: Marketing and Communications AssistantEmail: E.Abdy@bham.ac.uk Practical teachers Music students at the University of Birmingham are entitled to instrumental/vocal lessons. our current visiting tutors Honorary Professors and Research Fellows Koen Kessels - Honorary Professor. Music Director, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Artistic Director of the HERMESensemble. Lewis Foreman - Honorary Senior Research Fellow. Musicologist. 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.