Author Archives: Ben Winters

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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New publication: Cambridge Companion to Film Music

This month sees the publication of the long-awaited Cambridge Companion to Film Music. Edited by Mervyn Cooke and Fiona Ford, it features a chapter by OU Music Lecturer, Dr Ben Winters. The chapter, entitled ‘The Composer and the Studio: Korngold … Continue reading

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May Academic of the Month: Ben Winters

This month, I’ve been doing a number of things in my role as Lecturer in Music. I’m currently preparing to head off to New York to give a paper at the annual Music and the Moving Image conference. The paper, … Continue reading

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