University Professors and College Fellows

Roger Allen

Dr Roger Allen

Dean, Fellow and Tutor, St Peter's College

Research interests in Wagner, music analysis and associated issues in the aesthetics of music.

Suzanne Aspden

Professor Suzanne Aspden

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.

Georgina Born

Professor Georgina Born

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.

Michael Burden

Professor Michael Burden

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.

Eric Clarke

Professor Eric Clarke

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.

Jonathan Cross

Professor Jonathan Cross

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.

Natalie Clein

Natalie Clein

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).

Stephen Darlington

Professor Stephen Darlington

Associate Professor and Choragus; Organist, Student and Tutor, Christ Church

Conductor, with research interests in early 20th-century music.

Daniel Grimley

Professor Daniel Grimley

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.

Martyn Harry

Professor Martyn Harry

Associate Professor; Fellow and Tutor, St Anne's College; Lecturer at St Hilda's College

Composition, contemporary music, music theatre.

Elizabeth Eva Leach

Professor Elizabeth Eva Leach

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.

Christian Leitmeir

Professor Christian Leitmeir

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).

Professor Gascia Ouzounian

Professor Gascia Ouzounian

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.

Robert Quinney

Professor Robert Quinney

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.

Jeremy Llewellyn

Professor Jeremy Llewellyn

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.

Robert Saxton

Professor Robert Saxton

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.

Owen Rees

Professor Owen Rees

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.

Jason Stanyek

Professor Jason Stanyek

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.

Reinhard Strohm

Professor Reinhard Strohm

Professor of Music; Emeritus Fellow, Wadham College

Research interests in music history of the 14th to 18th centuries, opera, and postmodern views of musicology.

Laura Tunbridge

Professor Laura Tunbridge

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.

Karl Kügle

Professor Karl Kügle

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.