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Robert Samuels in OAE pre-concert event, 31 May

Another event in the Department’s partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) takes place on Friday 31 May at the Southbank Centre, London. The OAE is giving a concert with the title ‘States of Independence’ at 7:00 … Continue reading

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OU Music Research Day – 30 April

The next OU Music Research Day will take place on 30 April 2019 in the OU’s London Office. The provisional programme is as follows: 10:30  Coffee 11:00  Natalie Burton – Structural pluralism in Gerald Finzi’s Earth and Air and Rain 11:30  … Continue reading

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Review of OU / OAE Study Day: ‘Learning for Learning’s Sake’

Several members of the Music Department joined students studying at every level, from Level 1 to the MA, for a Study Day at the Southbank Centre, London, on 19 March. The following review is by one of the participating students, … Continue reading

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Crossing boundaries: music for the new level 1

This week Naomi Barker interviewed award-winning South African composer and pianist Rashid Lanie about his work as a pianist, song writer and film music composer. The recording will be a resource for our new level 1 module A111 ‘Discovering the … Continue reading

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Study Day at the Southbank Centre, 19 March 2019

    The Music Department is proud to present another Study Day in collaboration with its partner orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE). The day will take place at the Southbank Centre, London, on Tuesday 19 March. … Continue reading

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PhD Studentships in Music at the Open University

The Music Department invites applications for October 2019 entry to its PhD programme. Our research was rated 1st in the UK in the Guardian’s analysis of the last Research Excellence Framework, and 8th in the Times Higher Education table. We … Continue reading

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Listening Experience Database one-day conference: Digital methodologies for understanding musical experience

21 November 2018, 9.30-16.30 School of Advanced Study, University of London Speakers include Jane Winters, David de Roure and Tim Crawford. The event is free, but please register via Eventbrite, where you will find the full programme. The Music Department’s … Continue reading

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ConductIT is launched

This week saw the launch of ConductIT – an EU funded project to build an open access MOOC on conducting. As an ERASMUS+ strategic partnership, ConductIT will develop an innovative online and distance-learning approach to teaching a subject that is fundamentally … Continue reading

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The OU music department is delighted to be part of an ERASMUS+ strategic partnership that has been successful in bidding for funding in order to create an online conducting course and associated new technologies. Led by University of Stavanger along … Continue reading

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What is it like studying ‘The Practice of Music Making’?

Andrea Lea, one of  this year’s students on The Practice of Music Making, the Certificate written in collaboration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire, has written about her experience studying with us in a ‘guest blog’ for Making Music, the organisation that supports … Continue reading

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