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Siân Derry

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

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
0121 331 6855

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, 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’. She became a postdoctoral research associate for an AHRC-funded cultural engagement project in 2013, examining the history of music and music education in Manchester.

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 member of the Conservatoire’s Forum for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music.

Postgraduate Supervision