Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

School of Music

Professor Martin Iddon

Professor Martin Iddon

Head of School and Professor of Music and Aesthetics

Martin Iddon is a composer and musicologist. He joined the staff at Leeds in December 2009, having previously lectured at University College Cork and Lancaster University.

/ 0113 343 6065
School of Music, room G.03
Office hours: Monday, 9.00am - 10.00am

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Dr Michael Spencer

Dr Michael Spencer

Associate Professor of Music, Faculty Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, and Deputy Head of School

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.

/ 0113 343 2530
School of Music, room 2.20
Office hours: Thursday 2.00-4.00pm and open door policy

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Dr Karen Burland

Dr Karen Burland

Associate Professor of Music Psychology and Director of Student Education

Dr Karen Burland was appointed to the staff at Leeds in 2005. She is currently the Director of Student Education for the School of Music and she is the careers officer within the School. Karen also runs the peer mentoring scheme. Karen has published book chapters and journal articles focusing on musical development, musical identities, and the transition between higher education and performance/non-performance professions.

/ 0113 343 2579
School of Music, room 2.13

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Dr Simon Baines

Director of Research

Research interests: orchestral performance practice and studies of national style in performance, particularly in the twentieth century (including oral histories, player biography, analysis of recordings). Positions: currently Director of Research for the School of Music; 2003-2011 Pro Dean Student Education for the Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications; 1999-2003 Director of Learning & Teaching, School of Music

/ 0113 343 2587
Office hours: Tuesday 09.00-10.00am (appointments can be booked at other times too)

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Dr Alinka Greasley

Dr Alinka Greasley

Lecturer in Music Psychology and Admissions Tutor (UG and TPG)

Alinka Greasley was appointed to Lecturer in Music Psychology having studied in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University (BSc in Human Psychology), and completed her doctorate in the School of Psychology at Keele University (PhD in Psychology of Music). She is a violinist, pianist and DJ.

/ 0113 343 4560
School of Music, Room 1.13
Office hours: Thursday 11.00-12.00pm

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Nicki Sapiro

Nicki Sapiro

School Education Service Manager

/ 0113 343 2546
School of Music, Room 2.01

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Dan Merrick

Dan Merrick

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

/ 0113 343 8212
2.21, School of Music
Office hours: Thursday 11.00-12.00pm

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