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Research-active Staff

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  • Dr Paul Norman

    Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

    Paul Norman’s composition practice places emphasis on ideas and concepts and includes visual and performative elements in both the composition process and performance.   Norman has produced solo projects and interdisciplinary collaborations together with dance, fine art and theatre, showing his work across Europe,...

  • John O’Gallagher

    Senior Lecturer

    John O’Gallagher is a professional saxophonist, educator, and researcher from Brooklyn, New York. During his performing career he has appeared at numerous international jazz venues and festivals, and additionally on radio programs broadcast by BBC-3, RSI-Switzerland, and Radio France. The New York Times has described him as...

  • Martin Perkins

    Early Music Lecturer and Instrument Curator

    Martin Perkins started his undergraduate studies at Birmingham Conservatoire in 1993 where he studied composition and French Horn. However, his interest in Early Music soon led him to the harpsichord and, after studies with Lucy Carolan, he graduated with an MA in 1998. More recently he completed an MPhil at the University of...

  • Dr Caroline Potter

    Visiting Reader in French Music

    Caroline Potter is an award-winning writer and academic who specialises in French music, based in London. Currently Visiting Reader in French Music at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, she has held full-time academic positions in the Music departments of Roehampton and Kingston Universities. She gives guest lectures and...

  • Professor Graham Sadler

    Research Professor in Music

    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...

  • 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

    Interim Principal

    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...

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