- Key Staff
- Academic Staff
- Technical & Support Staff
- Visiting & Emeritus Staff
- Postgraduate Research Students
- Instrumental & Vocal Teachers
Head of School and Associate Professor of Music Psychology
Dr Karen Burland was appointed to the staff at Leeds in 2005. She is currently Head of the School of Music. Karen has published book chapters and journal articles focusing on musical development, musical identities, the transition between higher education and performance/non-performance professions, audience participation in live events, and the benefits of music technology in music therapy. Karen is currently a University Student Education Fellow.
K.Burland@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 2579
School of Music, room G.03
Office hours: Variable - please check the notice on my door
Associate Professor of Music, Faculty Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, Deputy Head of School and Chair of Programmes of Study and Audit Group
Born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Spencer studied composition with Graham Hair at Glasgow University where he received an MA in Music and Scottish Literature. Between 1997 and 2002, he completed a MusM and PhD in Composition with Geoff Poole at Manchester University. Between 1998 and 2004 he worked privately with James Dillon, on whose work he has published two articles and he has also studied in masterclasses with Richard Barrett, Steve Takasugi, Chaya Czernowin, Brian Ferneyhough, Mathias Spahlinger and Pierluigi Billone. His music has been performed nationally, internationally, on BBC Radio 3 and is available on CD.
M.Spencer@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 2530
School of Music, room 2.20
Office hours: Thursday 2.00-3.00pm and open door policy
Director of Student Education and Associate Professor in Music
Edward Venn was appointed at Leeds in 2013. Prior to that, he worked at Lancaster University (2001-13). He is Associate Editor for the journal Music Analysis.
E.J.Venn@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 8210
Music Building, Room 2.12
Office hours: Drop-in hours are 10-11am on either Wednesday or Thursday (check my door for details). Otherwise, I operate an open door policy and you can email for appointments.
Pro Dean for Student Education, Associate Professor
Research: orchestral performance practice and studies of national style in performance, particularly in the twentieth century (including oral histories, player biography, analysis of recordings). Roles: Pro Dean for Student Education, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures
S.G.Baines@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 2587
Office hours: By appointment
Senior Academic Coordinator
Jo will be Admissions Tutor from September 2016-18, and organises incoming and outgoing study abroad matters in the School. She's also instrumental/vocal teaching and performance coordinator.
J.N.Fairley@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 2575
Office hours: Friday 12.00-13.00
Lecturer in Music, Taught Postgraduate Tutor, and Deputy Director of Student Education
Ian Sapiro works principally in film music, musical theatre, orchestration and the overlaps between them.
I.P.Sapiro@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 2418
School of Music, Room 2.09
Office hours: Thursday 9.30-10.30am
School Education Service Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org / 0113 343 2546
School of Music, Room 2.01
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Operations Manager / School IT Manager
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the School, encompassing estate management, health and safety, building security, the School’s AV / IT provision and management of the School’s facility hire process
D.Merrick@leeds.ac.uk / 0113 343 8212
2.21, School of Music
Office hours: Thursday 10.00-11.00am