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PhD Studentships in Music at The Open University

The Department of Music at The Open University invites applications for October 2023 entry to its PhD programme. We have a wide range of expertise, from the medieval period to the present day. Our specialisms include historical musicology, the social … Continue reading

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World Premiere Concert: 24 May 2022

The conductor, harpsichordist and OU PhD student Bridget Cunningham brings Handel’s pasticcio opera, Caio Fabbricio HWV A9, back to life in a concert by London Early Opera on 24 May 2022 – the first modern-day concert performance of the work. … Continue reading

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ConductIT website is launched

ConductIT, an ERASMUS funded collaborative project to create online resources for learning the art of conducting will be launched this week in a hybrid live-online event in Aveiro, Portugal. The Open University is one of four partner institutions in the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Amazing Grace and its legacies: reflections at 250

Amazing Grace and its legacies: reflections at 250 15-16 July 2022, The Open University and Olney Parish Church Call for Papers John Newton’s ‘Amazing grace’ can lay claim to be one of the best-known hymns worldwide. Believed to have been … Continue reading

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Instruments INDIA Young Creator’s Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the Instruments INDIA Young Creator’s competition, a competition held by Dr Manuella Blackburn and Milap, as part of their funded ED&I AHRC fellowship programme. The competition saw Instruments INDIA make available a selection of samples … Continue reading

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ConductIT MOOC now live

In 2018, Naomi Barker from the OU Music department joined a team of conducting experts to create online resources for teaching conductors. The project, called ConductIT is funded by the ERASMUS scheme and spearheaded by the University of Stavanger (Norway), … Continue reading

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Former OU PhD student publishes book

David Hammond, a former OU music research student, has published a book based upon his PhD: British Army Music in the Interwar Years: Culture, Performance, and Influence. It tells the story of the 7,000 full-time bandsmen serving in the British … Continue reading

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Music from Elaine Moohan’s edition of Robert Johnson’s Complete Works to be performed in New York

Collectio Musicorum (“Collection of Music”) presents a concert of music from Scotland, dating from the twelfth through the eighteenth centuries.  It takes place at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023, on Friday, October 18th at … 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 2020 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 … Continue reading

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Robert Johnson: Complete Works

Robert Johnson Complete Works, edited by Dr Elaine Moohan is now in press and will be available shortly from the Scottish Music Centre, Glasgow. This edition of Johnson’s (d. c. 1560) works is the result of a lengthy research project … Continue reading

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