Author Archives: Robert Samuels

OU Honours Howard Goodall at Brighton Degree Ceremony

The composer Howard Goodall was given an honorary doctorate at the Open University’s Brighton degree ceremony on Saturday 19 October. Howard was presented for the degree by Robert Samuels of the Music Department. Robert’s address to those at the ceremony, … Continue reading

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Robert Samuels in OAE pre-concert event, 31 May

Another event in the Department’s partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) takes place on Friday 31 May at the Southbank Centre, London. The OAE is giving a concert with the title ‘States of Independence’ at 7:00 … Continue reading

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Audiences Love New OU/BBC series ‘A History of Music and Technology’

Pick of the Week by The Times, the landmark OU/BBC series ‘A History of Music and Technology’ is proving a real hit on BBC World Service Radio on Saturdays at 12.06 BST – or catch-up online here. Pink Floyd’s Nick … Continue reading

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Review of OU / OAE Study Day: ‘Learning for Learning’s Sake’

Several members of the Music Department joined students studying at every level, from Level 1 to the MA, for a Study Day at the Southbank Centre, London, on 19 March. The following review is by one of the participating students, … Continue reading

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Study Day at the Southbank Centre, 19 March 2019

    The Music Department is proud to present another Study Day in collaboration with its partner orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE). The day will take place at the Southbank Centre, London, on Tuesday 19 March. … Continue reading

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Robert Samuels to give OAE pre-concert talk on 4 February

The next event in the Department’s partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is their concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank Centre on Monday 4 February. The concert has the title Love and Duty, and … Continue reading

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OU presents Study Day at Oxford Lieder Festival

For the fourth year in a row, the Literature and Music Research Group at the OU is presenting a Study Day as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival, on Sunday 14 October 2018. This year’s festival is called The Grand Tour: … Continue reading

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Certificate: The Practice of Music Making Live Q&A

  Friday 13 July, 19.00 Join us live on Facebook on Friday 13th July at 19.00 for a Q&A with the Certificate: The Practice of Music Making (CPMM) Programme Leader, Aleks Szram.     This is your chance to ask … Continue reading

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What is it like studying ‘The Practice of Music Making’?

Andrea Lea, one of  this year’s students on The Practice of Music Making, the Certificate written in collaboration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire, has written about her experience studying with us in a ‘guest blog’ for Making Music, the organisation that supports … Continue reading

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Study Afternoon with the OAE, London, 12 May

The Department will be presenting a Study Afternoon with its curriculum partner, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), at Kings Place (near King’s Cross and St Pancras stations), on Saturday 12 May, at 3-5 pm. The afternoon will … Continue reading

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