Category Archives: Teaching

Clara Schumann at 200

The renowned concert pianist, composer and teacher Clara Schumann (née Wieck) was born on this day, 13 September, in 1819. In this short video, OU Music Lecturer and Staff Tutor Dr Laura Hamer discusses Clara Schumann’s life and career. Clara Schumann … Continue reading

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Free OpenLearn course on the Blues

Discovering music: the blues is now live! This free course offers students a taster of material featured in the new level 1 module A111: Discovering the arts and humanities. Blues music has had a significant influence on popular music and … Continue reading

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Audiences Love New OU/BBC series ‘A History of Music and Technology’

Pick of the Week by The Times, the landmark OU/BBC series ‘A History of Music and Technology’ is proving a real hit on BBC World Service Radio on Saturdays at 12.06 BST – or catch-up online here. Pink Floyd’s Nick … Continue reading

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Students showcase their learning at Trinity Laban

On Thursday 11 April, students on the Certificate: The Practice of Music Making, our collaborative module with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, presented a performance as the culmination of their residential week in Greenwich. All students took part … 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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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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Certificate: The Practice of Music Making Live Q&A

  Friday 13 July, 19.00 Join us live on Facebook on Friday 13th July at 19.00 for a Q&A with the Certificate: The Practice of Music Making (CPMM) Programme Leader, Aleks Szram.     This is your chance to ask … 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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What Music Will You Study on the New OU Music BA? Video 9

The final video in our series on the new OU Music BA features Dr Robert Samuels talking about The Practice of Music Making, our innovative collaborative module with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

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What Music Will You Study on the New OU Music BA? Video 8

This week, our series on the new OU Music BA features Dr Byron Dueck discussing clapping games, dance music, and the role these play in A342, Central Questions in the Study of Music.  

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