Dr Andrew Bain
Deputy Head and Senior Lecturer of Jazz
Andrew Bain is one of the leading performers and educators in Europe. He has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Kenny Wheeler, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, John Taylor, Mike Gibbs, NDR Big Band in Hamburg, Elliott Sharp, Gavin Bryars, John O’Gallagher, Jason Rebello, George Colligan, Jon Irabagon, Walter...
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 in several programmes, including Acting and Applied Theatre at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, RBC. She was born in Chile, where she studied Journalism and Aesthetics at Universidad Católica (ranked as the top academic institution in Latin America) and...
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 , and Chair of the Programme Committee for the 19 th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music . Carrie specialises in Italian Baroque music,...
Dr Seán Clancy
Senior Lecturer in Music / 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...
Professor of Music and Technology, Associate Principal, Director of the Integra Lab
Coccioli is originally from Italy, where he studied composition with Edgar Alandia and then Azio Corghi at Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan. Of lasting formative influence were also his journeys to remote areas of Colombia to record music and sounds of indigenous and mestizo communities. In a career spanning over 30 years...
Prof Joe Cutler
Professor in Composition
Joe Cutler has been described as ‘writing music of quirky dancing energy and humour mingled with mystery’ (Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph). For more than 20 years, he has been a distinctive figure on the contemporary music scene, often exploring the spaces between genre. His music has been performed in over 40 countries and...
MA Musicology Course Director, Professional Performance - AdvPgDip Course Director, Assistant Director of Postgraduate Studies
Siân Derry is a Senior Lecturer in Music, and MA Musicology Course Director, Professional Performance - AdvPgDip Course Director and Assistant Director of Postgraduate Studies at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She joined the Conservatoire in 2015, having previously taught at the University of Manchester. Siân completed her...
Professor of Music
Christopher Dingle is a specialist in French Music, notably Messiaen and Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, 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. Chris is Associate Director of...
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...