Leah Broad

Research Interests

I study theatre music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, particularly in Scandinavia and the UK. I am especially interested in the roles that music and sound played in productions, and the way this impacts on how plays were interpreted.

Research communication forms a large part of my work – I am a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker, and I won the Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism for an article on Sibelius, one of the composers whose music I research. I’m also the founder and editor of The Oxford Culture Review, a website dedicated to arts and humanities research.

Area of proposed thesis

I have just completed a thesis on Scandinavian theatre music, entitled ‘Nordic Incidental Music: Between Modernity and Modernism’


Arts and Humanities Research Council

Subjects Taught

Music analysis; musical thought and scholarship; music history after 1750; music in Scandinavia.