Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Professor Michael Allis

Professor Michael Allis

Professor of Musicology and Postgraduate Research Tutor

/ 0113 343 8219
Music Building, Room 2.04
Office hours: Tuesday 12.30-1.30pm and open door policy

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Dr Freya Bailes

Dr Freya Bailes

Academic Fellow in Music Psychology (Music, Media and Mediation)

/ 0113 343 9708
School of Music, Room 2.18
Office hours: Friday, 11.30am-12.30pm

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Dr Simon Baines

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

/ 0113 343 2587
Office hours: By appointment

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Dr Amy Beeston

Dr Amy Beeston

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

My work is highly interdisciplinary and combines acoustics, psychophysics and computer science to better understand human sound perception, and to develop robust machine listeners for real-world tasks.

/ 0113 343 4560
School of Music, Room 1.13

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Dr Karen Burland

Dr Karen Burland

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.

/ 0113 343 2579
School of Music, room G.03
Office hours: Variable - please check the notice on my door

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Silviu Cobeanu

Silviu Cobeanu

Lecturer in Music Management - Programme Leader (MA Music & Management & BA Music with Enterprise)

Silviu is a specialist in concert promotion and management, arts programming and international events management, audience development and cultural marketing with a 20+ years of experience at managerial level. He worked both as a classical music curator and popular music promoter, managing hundreds of concerts with world-class choirs, orchestras and soloists, as well as bands, singer songwriters, jazz musicians, and pop stars.  

/ 0113 34 38213
School of Music, Room 1.06
Office hours: Tuesday 3-5pm

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Professor David Cooper

Professor David Cooper

Professor of Music

Professor of Music. Research interests include Béla Bartók, film music (especially Bernard Herrmann, Trevor Jones and Michael Nyman), Irish traditional music (especially Northern Ireland),  composition and music technology. His recent study of Bartók for Yale University Press has been described as 'the most impressive musical biography of the decade'. He retired on 1 August 2017, but will be working for one day a week at the University.  

/ 0113 343 3731
Clothworkers' Building South, Room G04

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Jo Fairley

Jo Fairley

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.

/ 0113 343 2575
Room 2.19
Office hours: Friday 12.00-13.00

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Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon

Senior Teaching Fellow and Repetiteur

Accompanist, performance tutor/coach and performance examiner at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  

/ 0113 343 8259
Old Manse, 1.07
Office hours: Variable (part-time contract): students can contact me 0900-2130 7 days a week. When not actually performing/teaching, I can usually be found in a basement practice room, or lecture theatre 1 or 4.

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Dr Alinka Greasley

Dr Alinka Greasley

Associate Professor of Music Psychology, Programme Leader (MA Applied Psychology of Music), Principal Investigator (AHRC-funded Hearing Aids for Music project)

Alinka Greasley joined Leeds in 2009 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 Music Psychology). She specialises in social-psychological research into everyday musical behaviour, using quantitative and qualitative approaches, and her current research focuses on how hearing impairments and the use of hearing aid technology affect music perception. Alinka is also a violinist, pianist and drum 'n' bass DJ.

/ 0113 343 4560
School of Music, Room 1.13
Office hours: Thursday 2-3pm

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Professor Martin Iddon

Professor Martin Iddon

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. Martin is on study leave until September 2019, but is still interested in hearing from prospective doctoral students planning to work in composition or on topics related to new music after 1945.

/ 0113 343 6065
School of Music, room 2.13

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Dr Dave Ireland

Dr Dave Ireland

Lecturer in Music Psychology; Assessment Lead and Academic Integrity Officer

Dave Ireland is a lecturer in Music Psychology. His research and teaching activities primarily address the areas of music psychology and film music and the intersection between the two fields.

/ 0113 343 8216
School of Music, Room 2.02
Office hours: Monday 9-10am, Thursday 9-10am

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Dr Marian Jago

Lecturer in Popular Music & Jazz Studies

Lecturer in popular music, with particular areas of interest in improvisation, jazz studies, popular music (particularly American 1930s-1960s), the concept of scenes, changing modes of music consumption and ways of listening, and the impact of landscape on the construction of musical style.

/ 0113 343 9790
School of Music, 1.12
Office hours: Thursday 3:00-4:00pm

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Dr Scott Mc Laughlin

Dr Scott Mc Laughlin

Lecturer in Composition and Music Technology

Lecturer in composition and music technology. Experimental Music, open-form/indeterminacy, Spectral Music and microtonality, interaction and live-electronics, liveness/authenticity.

/ 0113 343 2545
1.14 School of Music
Office hours: Tuesday 9-10am, Friday 9-10am,

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Dr Clive McClelland

Dr Clive McClelland

Associate Professor of Music

Clive is Associate Professor of Music. He is responsible for the delivery of courses in 18C music, opera, choral singing, analysis and harmony & counterpoint, and his main research interest is in the field of topic theory. He is also a busy choral director.

/ 0113 343 2582
School of Music 103
Office hours: Tuesday 1.00-2.00pm

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Dr James Mooney

Dr James Mooney

Lecturer in Music Technology

Electronic Music History, Sound Studies, Science and Technology Studies

/ 0113 343 2532
Office: Music building, room 2.14
Office hours: • Thurs 28 October, 4-5pm • Thurs 5 October, 2-3pm • Thurs 12 October, 2-3pm • Thurs 19 October 4-5pm • Thurs 26 October, 4-5pm • Thurs 2 November, 2-3pm • Thurs 9 November 4-5pm • Thurs 16 November, 4-5pm • Weds 22 November, 2-3pm • Weds 29 November, 2-3pm • Thurs 7 December, 4-5pm

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Dr Stephen Muir

Dr Stephen Muir

Senior Lecturer in Musicology and Performance

Stephen Muir's research focuses on the music of Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly Rimsky-Korsakov and the so-called "Russian School", the critical editing of music, and Jewish liturgical music. He is Assistant Director of The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds, and a member of Leeds Baroque Choir.

/ 0113 343 8229
School of Music, Room 2.08
Office hours: Use online booking system: https://my.timedriver.com/P6X8P

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Dr Simo Muir

Dr Simo Muir

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Simo Muir is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the AHRC funded project ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’. Muir’s research focuses on Jewish cantors and liturgical tradition in Finland based on archival material and ethnographic fieldwork. He is also working on Yiddish theatre in pre- and post-war Helsinki based on recently recovered manuscripts.

/ 01133432581
School of Music 2.11

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, John Cage and the Concert for Piano and Orchestra Project / Teaching Fellow in Music Psychology

Emily Payne is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the ‘John Cage and the Concert for Piano and Orchestra project, led by Prof. Philip Thomas (Huddersfield) and Prof. Martin Iddon (Leeds), and a Teaching Fellow in Music Psychology.

/ 07816 401211
School of Music, Room 1.16
Office hours: Tuesdays, 9.30–10.30am

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Dr Martin Pickard

Dr Martin Pickard

Visiting Lecturer

The conductor and pianist Martin Pickard is a member of Opera North. From 2008-2015 he was the company's Head of Music.


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Dr Matthew Pritchard

Dr Matthew Pritchard

Lecturer in Musical Aesthetics

Matthew Pritchard was appointed Lecturer in Musical Aesthetics following a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include the history of music aesthetics and music theory since the late eighteenth century, particularly in German-speaking lands, and the music of Bengal.


School of Music, 1.16
Office hours: Wednesday, 4.00-5.00pm

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Dr Jackie Salter

Dr Jackie Salter


Dr Ian Sapiro

Dr Ian Sapiro

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.

/ 0113 343 2418
School of Music, Room 2.09
Office hours: Thursday 9.30-10.30am

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Dorien Schampaert

Research Associate

Dorien Schampaert studied Art Science at the university of Ghent, Belgium (MA in musicology) and went on to do a teacher degree. Dorien is research associate at Leeds since 2011. She lectures in popular and world musics, analysis and electronic instruments, whilst working on a Ph.D on the Ondes Martenot.

/ 01133431211
School of Music, room 2.06
Office hours: Thursday 1.00-2.00pm

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Professor Derek Scott

Professor Derek Scott

Professor of Critical Musicology

Derek B. Scott is Professor of Critical Musicology and researches into music, culture and ideology. He has a special interest in the historical sociology of popular music and music for the stage. His musical compositions range from music theatre to symphonies for brass band and a concerto for Highland Bagpipe. He has also worked professionally as a singer and pianist on radio and TV, and in concert hall and theatre.

/ 0113 34 32577
Office hours: Monday 4.00-5.00pm (Semester 2 only)

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Dr Michael Spencer

Dr Michael Spencer

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.

/ 0113 343 2530
School of Music, room 2.20
Office hours: Thursday 2.00-3.00pm and open door policy

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Dr Ewan Stefani

Dr Ewan Stefani

Associate Professor

Ewan's research interests lie in different forms of practice-based research incorporating music software or electronic instruments. He lectures in the areas of electronic/computer music, composition, and applied music technology.

/ 0113 343 2605
School of Music, Room 1.08
Office hours: 2017-18: Fridays 12-1pm (during term time)

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Dr Oliver Thurley

Dr Oliver Thurley

Teaching Fellow

Composer and teaching fellow in Music Technology.

/ 0113 343 2545
School of Music, 1.14
Office hours: Wednesdays, 9:30–10:30

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Dr Edward Venn

Dr Edward Venn

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.

/ 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.

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Dr Bryan White

Dr Bryan White

Senior Lecturer and Director of Research and Innovation

Dr Bryan White is a member of the Purcell Society, and at Leeds he is Media, Culture and Creativity Discovery Theme Leader,  Director of Research and Innovation in the School of Music, a member of the Leeds University Centre for English Music (LUCEM), and director of the Clothworkers Consort of Leeds (CCL).

/ 0113 343 8228
School of Music, room 2.07
Office hours: Thursday 12.00-13.00; 14.00-15.00

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Dr Luke Windsor

Dr Luke Windsor

Deputy Dean of Arts, Humanities and Cultures & Professor of Music Psychology

  • Professor Luke Windsor joined the School of Music in 1998. His published research has focused on the perception and production of musical rhythm and metre, expressive and cooperative timing in musical performance, musical collaboration, and the analysis and aesthetics of electroacoustic music. He is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures.

/ 0113 343 2603
Clothworkers' Building South, Room G03.5
Office hours: email Luke (w.l.windsor@leeds.ac.uk) to book appointment as his office is not in Music

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