Rosemary Golding joined the Open University as an Associate Lecturer in 2009, and took up the post of Staff Tutor in Music in 2010. She grew up in Berkshire and completed undergraduate studies in music at Merton College, Oxford, spending a year in northern Italy before returning for a Master’s degree in Musicology. Her PhD research was carried out at Royal Holloway, University of London, and centred on the form and status of music as an academic subject in nineteenth-century Britain. She subsequently taught on undergraduate courses in music history and analysis at Royal Holloway. Prior to joining the OU she worked in academic management and student support at Oxford Brookes University.
Rosemary is an active ’cellist and singer in the Oxford area. Her interest in Victorian music is often reflected in these activities, but she also has a passion for string quartet playing and renaissance choral music.
Rosemary’s research interests continue to focus on areas of social and cultural identity in music, particularly in nineteenth-century Britain. Her book, Music and Academia in Victorian Britain, will be published by Ashgate in 2013. Rosemary has taught for AA302 ‘From composition to performance: musicians at work’ and currently teaches for AA100 ‘The Arts Past and Present’. She is module team chair for the MA modules A870 and A871, and oversees teaching in Music, History, Religious Studies, Classics and Philosophy in Region 2 (South).