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Music Open Day

Thursday 25 January, 10am – 4pm

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Research Staff

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  • Dr Ed Bennett

    Reader in Composition, coordinator for MMus in Composition

    Irish composer Ed Bennett was born in Bangor, Co.Down. His music, which has been described in the press as ‘anarchic’ (Irish Times), ‘manic’ (Classical Music) and ‘thrilling’ (Gramophone) is often characterized by its strong rhythmic energy, extreme contrasts and the combination of acoustic, electronic and multimedia elements;...

  • Dr Carrie Churnside

    Senior Lecturer in Music & Research Degrees Coordinator

    Carrie Churnside is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Research Degrees Coordinator. She specialises in Italian Baroque music, particularly the genre of the cantata. After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons, First Class) in English and Music in 2002, she went on to complete an MPhil on cantatas by...

  • Dr Seán Clancy

    Senior Lecturer in Composition, coordinator for BMus in Composition

    Dublin born composer Seán Clancy’s (b. 1984) music has been described as ‘equal part sacred, seductive and superficial’ (Tempo), and as ‘exploring the tensions between found and original material, narrative and rupture, elite and vernacular values, and between innovation and intervention’ (Journal of Music). His work deals with...

  • Lamberto Coccioli

    Professor of Music and Technology, Associate Principal

    Professor Lamberto Coccioli is Head of Music Technology at Birmingham Conservatoire, a post he has held since 2000. He studied architecture and art history at Rome’s University before completing his composition studies with Azio Corghi at the Milan Conservatoire. He has attended master classes with Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter...

  • Prof Joe Cutler

    Head of Composition

    Joe Cutler's music has been described as “propulsive” (BBC Music Magazine), “alluring” (Scotsman), “neurotic” (Re-Diffusion) and “the best thing to come out of Neasden since Twiggy” (Gramophone). His music has been performed in over 30 countries and on 6 continents including performances at venues such as Bang-on-a-Can Music...

  • Christopher Dingle

    Professor of Music

    Category: Researcher of the Year More about Extra Mile Christopher Dingle is a specialist in French Music, notably Messiaen, and the history and practice of Music Criticism. Messiaen’s Un oiseau des arbres de Vie (orchestration realized by Dingle), received its world premiere at the 2015 BBC Proms . His...

  • Dr Janet K Halfyard

    Director of Studies (Undergraduate)

    Dr Janet K. Halfyard is Director of Undergraduate Studies at Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University,where she teaches courses on film and TV music, and on twentieth century and contemporary music. Her publications include Danny Elfman’sBatman: a film score guide (Scarecrow Press, 2004), Music in Cult TV...

  • Simon Hall

    Head of Music Technology

    Simon Hall’s musical interests are wide-ranging, which is reflected in his variety of work. He is an active composer, producer, recording engineer and bass trombone player as well as educator. He has worked across a range of genres in a range of capacities, with artists as diverse as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez,...

  • Professor Michael Harris

    Senior Woodwind Tutor

    Michael Harris' distinguished career includes 31 years with the Philharmonia Orchestra (1974-2005) alongside a busy freelance career performing with groups such as the Nash Ensemble and London Winds. A keen interest in early clarinets has led to work with period instrument groups including the English Concert , English...

  • Robin Ireland

    Head of Chamber Music & Senior Viola Tutor

    Robin Ireland is Head of Chamber Music and Senior Viola Tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire and also teaches regularly on the Cadenza International Summer School, and on Pro Corda courses. During 2011 he was chamber music coach at the Yehudi Menuhin School.  Robin studied at Cambridge University and at the Eastman School of...

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