Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Professor Julian Rushton

Professor Emeritus

1.06, School of Music

MA, MusB (Cantab), DPhil (Oxon)

Julian Rushton studied at Cambridge and for his doctorate at Oxford, supervised by J.A. Westrup. He taught at the University of East Anglia and subsequently at Cambridge, holding a fellowship at King’s (1974-81), before being appointed to the West Riding Chair of Music at the University of Leeds.

Biography

Julian Rushton studied at Cambridge and for his doctorate at Oxford, supervised by J.A. Westrup. He taught at the University of East Anglia and subsequently at Cambridge, holding a fellowship at King’s (1974-81), before being appointed to the West Riding Chair of Music at the University of Leeds. He retired in 2005 and now lives in the Pennines near Huddersfield. Besides published work listed here, he contributed the Mozart entries for The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and he has written various articles to The New Grove and other works of reference. An active member of the musicological community, he served as President of the Royal Musical Association (1994-9), and is chairman of the Editorial Committee of Musica Britannica (since 1993). He was appointed corresponding (honorary) member of the American Musicological Society in 2000, and elected to the Direktorium of the International Musicological Society (2007).

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