Dr Anthony Anderson

Associate Professor in Music Education

School of Education and Social Work
0121 331 7289

Anthony taught music in schools for 16 years, during which time he was a Head of Performing Arts.  He is an accredited Advanced Skills Teacher and coach, and has worked as an Outstanding Facilitator with the National College for Teaching and Leadership. He is an experienced initial teacher educator having worked in schools as a subject mentor and lead mentor across a variety of subjects.

As a former chair of the Expert Subject Advisory Group for Music, Anthony has worked closely with many organisations on curriculum development. He was lead music consultant for BBC Bitesize for many years, and also completed work on music curriculum taxonomies for Channel 4 Learning and Discovery Education. He has served as an adviser to many music services across the country, including Leicestershire Schools Music Service and Services for Education in Birmingham. Anthony has written many published materials for teachers and is a member of the editorial board for the British Journal of Music Education.

Anthony completed his PhD on music curriculum design in secondary schools in 2019 and continues to be fascinated by all things curriculum. He is currently working at the University as Associate Professor in Music Education, contributing to a wide range of research into school and arts-based practices. He is a former Research Fellow at BCU. He supervises PhD, EdDoc and Masters students, as well as teaching on a wide range of university programmes, including secondary Music PGCE, and a variety of Masters education modules. He is currently the External Examiner for the international MEd Music Education programme at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and is a former external examiner for secondary music QTS at the University of Reading.

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