Author Archives: Byron Dueck

About Byron Dueck

Byron Dueck is Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Head of Music at the Open University.

International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference

The International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference took place at Senate House in London between Thursday 7 and Saturday 9 March. The conference was co-chaired by Laura Hamer, Open University Staff Tutor in Music, and Helen Julia Minors of Kingston … Continue reading

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Laura Hamer gives pre-concert talk for Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

On Thursday 28 February, Laura Hamer gave a pre-concert talk for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO). The talk, which took the form of a conversation with BBC Radio Merseyside’s Angela Heslop, focused upon the later-nineteenth- and earlier-twentieth-century female French … Continue reading

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Works from Elaine Moohan’s forthcoming critical edition to be performed at Glasgow University Memorial Chapel

Two works by the Scottish composer Robert Johnson (fl. 1520s-1550s) edited by Elaine Moohan will be included in the celebration of Choral Evensong at the Glasgow University Memorial Chapel on Tuesday 4 December at 6 pm (the Chapel calendar can be … Continue reading

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Welcome to Dr Alexander Kolassa

OU Music is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Alexander Kolassa to the position of Lecturer in Music. Alex received his PhD in Music Composition at the University of Nottingham in 2015. Since then, he has taught composition and musicology at … Continue reading

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First graduate of OU BA (Hons) in Music

On September 22, Christian Day participated in the degree ceremonies at the Barbican Centre in London as the very first graduate of the new OU Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music programme. Christian, originally from Shropshire but now living in Twickenham, started playing … Continue reading

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New Monograph on Female Musicians of Interwar France

Dr Laura Hamer’s new monograph, Female Composers, Conductors, Performers: Musiciennes of Interwar France, 1919–1939, has just been published by Routledge. The book considers a wide range of  female composers working in interwar France, including the early Prix de Rome winners, Marguerite … Continue reading

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OU Music Welcomes Dr Laura Hamer

OU Music is delighted to welcome Dr Laura Hamer to the position of Staff Tutor in Music. Dr Hamer is a cultural musicologist specialising in women in music, encompassing both classical and popular traditions. She studied music at the universities of … Continue reading

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OU BA Music Launch Is Still On!

We’ve had a number of queries about this Guardian article on curriculum and staffing cuts at the Open University. Things are better than the article suggests. OU Music is still here, and we’re still launching our new BA in Music. The OU has responded … Continue reading

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A rare opportunity to hear music by the Scottish composer Robert Johnson

On Wednesday 4 April, at St Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Dr Elaine Moohan will introduce a concert of sacred and secular music by the sixteenth-century Scottish composer Robert Johnson. The pre-concert talk at 6.30pm, ‘Who was Robert Johnson? … Continue reading

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Elaine Moohan at 2018 St Mungo Festival Public Seminar

Dr Elaine Moohan, Senior Lecturer in Music and Staff Tutor at The Open University in Scotland, will be one of four invited speakers for this year’s St Mungo Festival public seminar. The seminar will focus on the immediate impact of … Continue reading

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