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About the Department of Music

Music is a very important part of our lives. There are many types of music from different parts of the world, and from different times in the world’s history. We hear music wherever we go, we enjoy creating our own music, and we take pleasure in playing the music of others.

We have internationally recognised skills in many fields

  • classical music performance and musicology
  • contemporary music performance and musicology
  • world music
  • music technology
  • music education

Our resources and facilities include

  • high-class concert venues
  • a state-of-the art recording studio
  • music technology laboratories dedicated to music
  • a fortepiano
  • Renaissance instruments
  • an Indonesian gamelan
  • Japanese koto and taiko
  • African djembe

Our Staff

Our staff are active scholars and practicing musicians. We constantly interact with our local community through concerts and gigs. We have a composer-in-residence, the Mozart Fellow.

In addition, the department has active undergraduate, postgraduate and diverse research programmes.