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Research-active Staff

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  • Professor Graham Sadler

    Professor in Music (part-time)

    Professor Sadler is known internationally as an authority on French music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. After studying at the Universities of Nottingham and London and the Royal College of Music, he joined the Music Department at the University of Hull, where he remained as lecturer, reader and eventually...

  • Professor Jamie Savan

    Director of Research, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

    Jamie Savan is Professor of Performance-led Research in Music and Director of Research at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire , and co-director of BCU's Performance Research Hub . He joined BCU in 2016, having previously worked as a Senior Lecturer and Head of Performance at Newcastle University. Best known as a performer of...

  • Stephen Simms

    Vice Principal - Acting, Professor of Actor Education

    Stephen is the Vice Principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Acting, one of the UK's leading conservatoires of acting, where he is also the Head of Acting. He is also Professor of Actor Education, the only person to hold this position in the country. He directs and teaches on the acting courses at Royal Birmingham...

  • Howard Skempton

    Lecturer in Composition

    Howard Skempton was born in Chester in 1947, and has worked as a composer, accordionist, and music publisher. He studied in London with Cornelius Cardew from 1967, who helped him to discover a musical language of great simplicity. Since then he has continued to write undeflected by compositional trends, producing a corpus of...

  • Jeffrey Skidmore OBE

    Artistic Director of Early Music

    Jeffrey Skidmore OBE is one of the country’s foremost choral conductors and is highly regarded by instrumentalists, singers and audiences for the high quality of his performances. He is well-known for exciting programming which is often challenging but always accessible. Jeffrey read music at Magdalen College, Oxford, before...

  • Dr Shirley Thompson

    Vice Principal (Music)

    Shirley Thompson is a graduate of Hull University (BMus, 1987; PhD, 1998). She took up her post at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2001, and was promoted to her present role as Director of Postgraduate Studies in 2009. This role combines the management of the Conservatoire’s taught postgraduate courses with teaching (at both...

  • John Thwaites

    Head of Keyboard

    Professor John Thwaites is best known for his collaborative work with strings and as a founder member of the Primrose Piano Quartet. The Primrose have commissioned and recorded important new work by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Anthony Payne, Sally Beamish, Steve Goss and John Casken, and have recorded the earlier twentieth...

  • Dr Adam Whittaker

    Head of Pedagogy and Lecturer in Music

    Adam is Head of Pedagogy and a Lecturer in Music at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, having previously worked as a Research Fellow in BCU’s CSPACE, and at the University of Nottingham. Adam is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is an internationally recognised scholar in musicology and music education, having been an...

  • Dr Michael Wolters

    Deputy Head of Composition

    Michael Wolters was born in 1971 in Mönchengladbach, Germany and grew up in Niederkrüchten, a small German village on the Dutch border. After working as a care worker in a children's home and a runner at several theatres in Germany and Scarborough he studied Applied Theatre Studies at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen,...

  • Professor Ronald Woodley

    Emeritus Professor of Music

    After graduating with first-class honours from the University of Manchester, specializing in Musical Palaeography and Performance, and with Distinction in clarinet from the Royal Northern College of Music, Professor Ronald Woodley completed his DPhil in 15th-century music theory from Keble College, Oxford. After holding...

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