Author Archives: Helen Coffey

PhDs in Music at the Open University

The Department of Music at the Open University invites applications for February 2018 entry to its PhD programme. Our research was rated 1st in the UK in the Guardian’s analysis of the REF 2014 results, and 8th in the Times … Continue reading

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Concert in Oxford – 25 June

As Musician in Residence for St Mary and St Nicholas Church Littlemore, OU Honorary Associate Malcolm Atkins has written a ‘Littlemore Mass’ for a concert on 25 June. The mass is based on melodies gathered from different communities in Oxford … Continue reading

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PhDs in Music at the Open University

The Department of Music at the Open University invites applications for October 2017 entry to its PhD programme. Our research was rated 1st in the UK in the Guardian’s analysis of the REF 2014 results, and 8th in the Times … Continue reading

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OU Music Research Day – 26 April 2017

The next Music Research Day will take place on Wednesday 26th April in the Music Studio on the OU’s campus in Milton Keynes.  If you would like to attend, please e-mail Jacquie Green on FASS-ACEM-Music@open.ac.uk by Tuesday 18th April, providing details … Continue reading

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January Academic of the Month: David Rowland

I am a Professor of Music and have been at the OU since 1989. I have written on many music modules and was Dean of Arts for several years until 2014. Now I’m safely back in Music, spending much of … Continue reading

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Music and Statistics: Trajectories into Academia

OU Honorary Associate Andrew Gustar has written about his experiences of studying at the OU in a new blog post on the Royal Musical Association’s website.   In this, Andrew describes his trajectory from mathematics into music and how both these … Continue reading

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PhD Studentships in Music at the Open University

The Department of Music at the Open University invites applications for October 2017 entry to its PhD programme. Our research was rated 1st in the UK in the Guardian’s analysis of the REF 2014 results, and 8th in the Times … Continue reading

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Music Department Research Day – 30 November 2016

Here is the programme for the Music Department’s Research Day which will take place on 30 November in the OU’s Music Studio at Walton Hall: 10:30   Coffee and Welcome 11:00   ‘Speaking about Music’ Workshop 12:00   Dario van Gammeren – Music and … Continue reading

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Remembrance of Sounds Past

As musician in residence for St Mary and St Nicholas Littlemore (the church that John Henry Newman built), Honorary Associate Malcolm Atkins has been exploring the way the sound of the area has evolved and interviewing the elderly about the … Continue reading

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Rubbra Study Day

OU music PhD student Lucy Cradduck is organising a study day about the English composer Edmund Rubbra, to be held at the Royal College of Music on 6 November. Rubbra (1901–86) won an open scholarship to the Royal College of … Continue reading

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