Monthly Archives: April 2015

Launch of survey on gender and conducting

Nicholas Logie, who received his PhD from the Open University Department of Music in 2013 and is now an Honorary Associate with the department, has set up a survey on perceptions of gender in orchestral conducting. The on-line survey is … Continue reading

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International Jazz Day 2015

It’s UNESCO International Jazz Day today, and Catherine Tackley has been reflecting on the event in an article for OpenLearn. William Patrick Roberts (1895-1980) The Dance Club, or The Jazz Party, 1923 (via Bridgeman Education)

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Digital Music Genres Talk

The OU’s Centre for Research in Computing will be hosting a talk by Christopher Haworth (Oxford University) on 21 May 2015, entitled ‘Participation Over Belonging: Using Digital Methods to Analyse Digital Music Genres’. Further details can be found here.

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Department Research Day 20 May 2015

Here is the programme for the department’s upcoming research day: Open University Music Department Research Day Wednesday 20th May 2015 Music Research Studio, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes  12:45 Welcome and lunch 13:30 Malcolm Atkins – Narrative in Dance and Music … Continue reading

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Visiting Fellowship

I am currently part way through a month’s study leave as the recipient of a Visiting Fellowship at Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. I have been using the library’s extensive resources on hymnology and Methodist history in connection … Continue reading

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Changing roles and relationships in the music industry

On 19 March, I had the privilege of working with an Open University film crew (Matt Compton, Jim Hoyland, Holly Tighe, and Siobhan Parkinson) to interview a group of music industry representatives, journalists, and musicians at the Convergence Sessions, a … Continue reading

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Donald Burrows appointed Emeritus Professor

Earlier in the year the Department gathered to celebrate Professor Donald Burrows‘ long and distinguished career at The Open University. Although his official retirement date was the end of January, in his new role as Emeritus Professor Donald has of course … Continue reading

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New undergraduate music module launches this autumn!

The Music Department is delighted to announce the launch of A342, Central questions in the study of music. The 60-credit module will explore the meanings and functions of music across a range of contexts, past and present. Registration is now … Continue reading

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