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Since the summer of 2013 I have been full-time Director of Music at Canterbury Christ Church University.

This teaching, performing and public engagement role involves lecturing and examining on the Music course, programming the University’s public concerts and masterclasses, as well as raising the standard of music-making across three campuses and nourishing cultural connections with the local community.

For two year from October 2011 I was full-time Teaching Fellow in Music at Bristol University.

Before that, I spent ten years as a freelancer. I lectured part-time in music for a number of universities.

In 2008-09 and 2010-11 I taught courses at Bristol University, supervising both undergraduate and Masters students, lecturing in the history of Baroque music and directing the University Choral Society and the Schola: hugely enjoyable.

For the first six months of 2008 I was Stipendiary Lecturer in Music at Jesus and Lincoln colleges, Oxford. This meant co-ordinating the learning of all Music undergraduates at these two colleges. I taught courses ranging from the earliest polyphony to feminism, via Beethoven: challenging and stimulating!

In 2003-05 I was Lecturer in Music at Christ Church, Oxford, teaching diverse topics in the history of music – from plainchant and earliest polyphony to Monteverdi, Handel and Bach.

In several years I tutored in Music History for other colleges of Oxford UniversityI was also called in to Oxford Brookes Music Department when the undergraduates needed a touch of pre-1750 history..

Sample conference papers

‘The production and marketing of Renaissance polyphony in the modern age’,

Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London (2010)

‘Philip Van Wilder: Chains of Influence’

Henry VIII and the Tudor Court: 1509-2009 Conference, Hampton Court (2009)

‘The rood screen animated: the Passion and Fayrfax’s Maria plena virtute’ 

The Bible In Art, Music & Literature Seminar, Trinity College, Oxford (2009)