Assistant Director of Postgraduate Studies (MA Musicology Course Director, Professional Performance - AdvPgDip Course Director)
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Siân Derry is a Senior Lecturer in Music, and Assistant Director of Postgraduate Studies (MA Musicology Course Director, Professional Performance - AdvPgDip 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, and was subsequently awarded a Wingate Scholarship to undertake doctoral studies at the University of Manchester with Professor Barry Cooper. Her thesis is entitled ‘Beethoven’s Experimental Figurations and Exercises for Piano’. In 2013 she became a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Manchester for an AHRC-funded cultural engagement project, examining the history of music and music education in Manchester. Her research focussed specifically on the work and concert programming of Charles Hallé.
Siân has a broad range of research interests, including Beethoven, piano pedagogy and organology, critical editing and performance practices of the 18th and 19th Centuries. She is a founding member of the Manchester Beethoven International Research Symposia, established in 2009, and has presented on a diverse range of topics over this period. She is also a member of the Conservatoire’s Forum for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music.