Author Archives: Ben Winters

About Ben Winters

Ben Winters is a Senior Lecturer in Music.

What Music Will You Study on the New OU Music BA? Video 9

The final video in our series on the new OU Music BA features Dr Robert Samuels talking about The Practice of Music Making, our innovative collaborative module with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

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What Music Will You Study on the New OU Music BA? Video 8

This week, our series on the new OU Music BA features Dr Byron Dueck discussing clapping games, dance music, and the role these play in A342, Central Questions in the Study of Music.  

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Studying music at the OU – a student’s story

Have you ever wondered how you can study for a music degree part-time and at a distance? It may not even have occurred to you that you can. In this video, teacher Gareth Hand explains his educational journey with us, … Continue reading

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What Music Will You Study on the New OU Music BA? Video 7

This week, our series on the new OU Music BA features Professor David Rowland discussing some of the problems editors face in preparing editions of Chopin’s piano music – just one of the subjects you’ll explore in A342, Central Questions … Continue reading

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What Music Will You Study on the New OU Music BA? Video 6

This week, our series on the new OU Music BA features Dr Martin Clarke discussing (and playing!) Franz Schubert’s ‘Ständchen’, one of the pieces you’ll study on A224: Inside Music.

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What Music Will You Study on the New OU Music BA? Video 5

This week, our series on the new OU Music BA features Dr Ben Winters discussing the music John Williams composed for Steven Spielberg’s 1977 film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind – just some of the music you’ll explore in … Continue reading

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10 reasons to apply for CPMM

The Certificate: The Practice of Music Making is a one-year programme developed by Trinity Laban in partnership with the Open University. It offers adults with a passion for music the opportunity to develop their practical music making and performance skills. Here … Continue reading

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The OAE performs film music

The OU’s partner orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be performing the 1926 silent film version of Richard Strauss’s 1911 opera Der Rosenkavalier in London on Thursday 17 May, and in Bristol on Friday 18 May. Student tickets are … Continue reading

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What Music Will You Study on the New OU Music BA? Video 4

This week, our series on the new OU Music BA features Dr Naomi Barker discussing Hugh Masekela’s ‘Soweto Blues’, one of the pieces you’ll study at Level 1 on the BA.  

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What Music Will You Study on the New OU Music BA? Video 3

Next in our series on the new OU Music BA is Dr Sean Williams talking about Steve Reich’s Come Out, one of the pieces studied on A232, Music, Sound and Technology.  

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