University Professors and College Fellows
Dean, Fellow and Tutor, St Peter's College
Research interests in Wagner, music analysis and associated issues in the aesthetics of music.
Associate Professor; Fellow and Tutor, Jesus College; Lecturer at Lincoln College
Research interests in 17th and 18th-century opera; music in Britain; the construction of identity through music; music and politics; 18th-century performance aesthetics; dance music.
Professor of Music and Anthropology; Professorial Fellow, Mansfield College
Anthropology and sociology of music, culture and (digital) media; music in the late 20th and 21st centuries; music and mediation; social and cultural theory; ethnography; cultural production; cultural institutions; public service broadcasting, television, cultural and media policy; interdisciplinarity.
Professor of Opera Studies; Dean, Chattels and Pictures Fellow, New College
Research interests in opera and theatre history, 20th-century music theatre and chamber opera, and English and Italian 18th-century music. Opera Producer.
Heather Professor of Music; Professorial Fellow, Wadham College
Research interests in the psychology of music, particularly the psychology of performance, and the application of ecological theory to music perception; music and empathy; analysis of pop music; aesthetics and semiotics of music; history and analysis of recordings; C19th instrumental practices.
Professor of Musicology; Student and Tutor, Christ Church
Research interests in 20th- and 21st-century music, especially Stravinsky and Birtwistle; spectral music; modernism; theory and analysis.
Director of Performance
British cellist Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide. Her playing has been praised for its “astonishing range of colours and ... wide variety of expressive styles” (Gramophone Magazine).
Associate Professor and Choragus; Organist, Student and Tutor, Christ Church
Conductor, with research interests in early 20th-century music.
Professor of Music; Fellow and Tutor, Merton College; Lecturer at University College
Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century music; especially Scandinavian music (Grieg, Sibelius, Carl Nielsen), and English music (Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Delius); music, landscape and cultural geography; ecocriticism and the environmental humanities.
Associate Professor; Fellow and Tutor, St Anne's College; Lecturer at St Hilda's College
Composition, contemporary music, music theatre.
Professor of Music; Fellow and Tutor in Music, St Hugh's College; Lecturer at Exeter College
Musicologist and music theorist. Research interests in songs, counterpoint, and singing with a particular focus on medieval secular lyrics in French. Other interests include music and philosophy, ideas of musical meaning, music analysis (especially of pre-tonal repertoires), music and gender, and music in literature.
Associate Professor in Music; Tutorial Fellow in Music, Magdalen College
Christian Leitmeir’s research evolves primarily around medieval music theory and early modern music in Continental Europe (with a regional emphasis on Central Eastern Europe).
Associate Professor; Fellow and Tutor, Lady Margaret Hall; Lecturer at Brasenose College
Experimental music after 1950; sound art; urban sound; spatial audio; new technologies in music.
Associate Professor; Organist and Tutorial Fellow in Music, New College
The music of J.S. Bach, in particular the organ works and sacred vocal music. Performance practice. Modernism, in particular the relationship between Modernist musicians and earlier repertoires.
Visiting Professor and Departmental Lecturer
Music in Medieval Europe 800 to 1300, particularly theoretical, philological, and palaeographical aspects; the early history of the keyboard; cultural exchange; historical performance practice.
Professor of Composition; Fellow and Tutor, Worcester College
Composer. Research interests include large-scale harmonic/structural issues in music from the late-18th to the late-20th centuries, and the relationship between tradition and contemporary compositional thought and practice.
Professor of Music; Organist, Fellow and Tutor, The Queen's College; Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College
Research interests in music of the 15th to 17th centuries, particularly in Spain, Portugal and England.
Associate Professor; Fellow and Tutor, St. John's College
Research interests in Brazilian music, sound studies, music technology, hip hop, posthumous duets, jazz, music and diaspora, ethnography, critical theory, improvisation.
Professor of Music; Emeritus Fellow, Wadham College
Research interests in music history of the 14th to 18th centuries, opera, and postmodern views of musicology.
Professor of Music; Henfrey Fellow and Tutor, St Catherine's College
Research interests in 19th and 20th-century music, particularly Robert Schumann, song, opera studies, reception history and analysis.
Senior Research Fellow, Wadham College
His main research interest is the study of European music cultures of the late medieval period (c. 1250-1450), with a particular focus on the role of manuscript culture in music, interaction between social ritual and music in courtly life, and sound and music in the context of the Christian liturgy.