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 2

Second in our series on the new OU Music BA is Dr Robert Samuels talking about A224, Inside Music – and playing a little Bach!  

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

OU Music is delighted to announce its new BA in Music. This is a one-of-a-kind degree programme, open to musicians working in any tradition and at any stage in their development. Whether you’re a veteran performer or someone who is … Continue reading

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Reviewing Armando Iannucci’s ‘Hear Me Out’

I’ve just finished reading Hear Me Out, a collection of Armando Iannucci’s writings about classical music—a subject about which Iannucci is unashamedly passionate and knowledgeable. From my perspective as an Open University music lecturer, I was delighted to discover just … Continue reading

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Credit Transfer and the BA (Hons) in Music

Do you already have a completed or partially-completed degree from another institution? Do you want to study our Music BA (Hons)? Did you know you may be able to use existing university credits–including music performance diplomas–to transfer on to our … Continue reading

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Music, Modern Culture, and the Critical Ear

A new book co-edited by Ben Winters (with Nicholas Attfield) has just been published by Routledge. Entitled Music, Modern Culture, and the Critical Ear, it is a collection of essays in honour of Ben’s doctoral supervisor at Oxford, Prof. Peter Franklin. It features … Continue reading

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MA in Music – LAST DAY TO REGISTER

A quick reminder that TODAY (21 September) is the last day to register for our MA Music modules (A873 and A874). We recently scored a 100% satisfaction rating in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (2017), and students who have completed … Continue reading

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MA in Music

Did you know the Open University offers a 2-year part-time MA degree in Music? The new degree, which has been running since 2014, provides students with a thorough grounding in contemporary digital approaches to music research, and culminates in a … Continue reading

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A342 Central questions in the study of music

Now’s the time of year when thoughts turn to modules beginning in October. As with all the members of the music department, I was heavily involved in producing A342, ‘Central questions in the study of music’, and was particularly pleased … Continue reading

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Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound

This month sees the publication of a major new work in the field of screen-music studies: the Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound, which is co-edited by Music Department Lecturer Ben Winters. In its 600+ pages, it features 47 chapters written … Continue reading

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February Academic of the Month: Ben Winters

During February I was on study leave from my departmental duties as Lecturer in Music—which include being Qualification Lead for Music and chairing A874 (the second part of the MA in Music)—but while this may imply something of a holiday, … Continue reading

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