Category Archives: Academic of the Month

June Academic of the Month: Fiona Richards

I work across the department’s curriculum, and in particular on the MA in Music. Students on Part 1 of the MA have just finished this module, while the Part 2 students are working towards submitting their dissertations. We’ve seen some wonderful, … Continue reading

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May Academic of the Month: Sean Williams

This last month has seen my attention spread widely across several different projects, all at different stages of commencement or completion. In addition to working on a new three year research proposal which will relate electronic musical instruments with collections … Continue reading

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February Academic of the Month: Ben Winters

During February I was on study leave from my departmental duties as Lecturer in Music—which include being Qualification Lead for Music and chairing A874 (the second part of the MA in Music)—but while this may imply something of a holiday, … 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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June Academic of the Month: Byron Dueck

The past month has been a busy one for everyone in the department. My own activities included attending a workshop on memory, music and movement hosted by the Elphinstone Institute at the University of Aberdeen. The workshop was an opportunity … Continue reading

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May Academic of the Month: Ben Winters

This month, I’ve been doing a number of things in my role as Lecturer in Music. I’m currently preparing to head off to New York to give a paper at the annual Music and the Moving Image conference. The paper, … Continue reading

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April Academic of the Month: Martin Clarke

This month, it’s my turn to share some insights into the variety of activities I’m involved in as part of my work as a Lecturer in the Music Department. I have a number of ongoing research projects that I’ll be … Continue reading

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March Academic of the month: Naomi Barker

I volunteered to be Academic of the month for March as I have been involved in some activities rather different from my usual routine, and that present some exciting opportunities for the future. Our MOOC https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/musical-scores, started its second presentation at … Continue reading

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February Academic of the month: Robert Samuels

I volunteered to become ‘academic of the month’ for this second of our monthly blogs introducing members of the Music Department because February 2016 began with one of the most rewarding events I’ve been involved in as an academic for … Continue reading

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New Blog Feature: Academic of the Month

Here in the Music Department we thought we’d give you some insights into what we’re up to through a new ‘academic of the month’ feature on our blog. As it was my idea, my colleagues have kindly nominated me (Catherine) … Continue reading

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