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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 Paola Botham

    Lecturer in Drama

    Dr Paola Botham (née Sotomayor) teaches theatre history and theory at the School of English and the Birmingham School of Acting (BSA). She was born in Chile, where she studied Journalism and Aesthetics at Universidad Católica (ranked among the top three academic institutions in Latin America) and worked as a culture journalist...

  • Dr Carrie Churnside

    Senior Lecturer in Music & Research Degrees Coordinator

    Carrie Churnside is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Research Degrees Coordinator. She is also Director of the Forum for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music . Carrie specialises in Italian Baroque music, particularly the genre of the cantata. After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons, First...

  • 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...

  • Jeffrey Dean

    Associate Professor

    Born in Washington, D.C.; educated at Swarthmore College (near Philadelphia). Taught by Howard Mayer Brown and Edward E. Lowinsky at University of Chicago. Lectured atBerkeley (1984/5), UCLA, (1986–8), Southampton (1989/90), Manchester (2002–5). Free-lance editor, book designer, and typesetter of academic books in the...

  • Siân Derry

    MA Musicology Programme Director, Assistant Postgraduate Course Director, International Students’ Tutor

    Siân Derry is MA Musicology Programme Director and Assistant Postgraduate Course Director at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She joined the Conservatoire in 2015, having previously taught at the University of Manchester. Siân completed her BMus Hons degree as a pianist and MMus in Musicology at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire,...

  • 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...

  • James Dooley

    Music Technology Tutor

    James' work has a strong focus on the interaction between sound and its environment. Often employing technology to create digital feedback loops, his installations and performance works often focus on creating a sense of place – a meta-environment – which the audience can explore and experience. His works have been performed...

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