Research

PhD — Music is Theatre: devising musical performance
portfolio of 12 compositions and commentary

MA by Research — Composing and devising music theatre
portfolio of 8 compositions and commentary

Papers and Conferences

4th October 2016: ‘Music is Theatre’
Composition Seminar
The University of York Department of Music

7 April 2016: ‘Music (is) Theatre’
Instrumental vs. Electroacoustic: Remixing Contemporary Classical Music’
Institute of Musical Research conference
The University of Sheffield Music Department

23 February 2016: ‘When creativity acts up: revitalising process and recognising progress’
Postgraduate Spring Forum
The University of York Department of Music

27th May 2015: ‘Swing it shake it move it make it’
Research Seminar
The University of York Department of Music

19th October 2014: ‘“The thing comes alive”: theatricalising the concert hall in Remains of Elmet’
Music on Stage 5th Biennial Conference
Rose Bruford University

1st June 2014: Devising Workshop
joint with Michael Picknett
Music and/as Process 2nd Annual Conference
Canterbury Christ Church University

25th February 2014: ‘Making music theatre (creating and avoiding a shambles)’
Postgraduate Forum
The University of York Department of Music

2nd October 2013: workshop/performance of glitch by Nektarios Rodosthenous
Postgraduate Forum: Composition Workshop (cello)
The University of York Department of Music

30th June 2013: performance of some Surrealist methods (Elspeth Piggott & Giacomo Pozzuto)
Music and/as Process 1st Annual Conference
The University of Huddersfield

12th & 19th June 2013: Paper Session Chair
MA Spring Conference
The University of York Department of Music

13th May 2013: ‘Creative Learning: Student Feedback’
joint with Natalie Edwards and Alice Wright
Creative Learning for Creative Teaching in Higher Academic Music Education conference
The University of York Department of Music

13th February 2013: ‘some Surrealist methods: Collaboration, Narrative and Performance’
Postgraduate Forum
The University of York Department of Music

10th October 2012: workshop/performance of MA student Kristoffer To’s I
Postgraduate Forum: Composition Workshop (cello)
The University of York Department of Music

15th February 2012: ‘Dead or Alive? The relationship between spectator and performer – as the composer sees it’
Research Conference
The University of York Department of Music

18th October 2011: workshop/performance of um
Postgraduate Forum: Composition Workshop (composer), chaired by Nicola LeFanu
The University of York Department of Music

25th May 2011: workshop for educators plus performance to primary schoolchildren, supervised by Tim Brooks
John Paynter Composition Project
York St John University

Teaching

23rd January 2017: ‘Music is Theatre’
Guest Lecturer: MA Seminar
York St John University

18th October 2016: ‘Music is Theatre – finding facility’
Guest Lecturer: BA Music ‘The Body in Musical Performance’ module
University of York

January — December 2016
Teacher: BA Music Foundation course Aural Perception module
University of York

25th October 2013: ‘Something of note’
Guest Lecturer: BA Music ‘Composition 2’ module
University of York

6th November 2012: ‘Composer and Performer’
joint with Victoria Bernath
Guest Lecturer: BA Music ‘Composition 2’ module
University of York