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Sophie Redfern

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I joined Nottingham as Teaching Associate in November 2021. I am also Teaching Associate in Musicology and Musical Theatre at the University of Sheffield and am active as a freelance writer, presenter, and performer. I hold the position of Curator with the European Opera Centre.

Prior to Nottingham, I taught at the University of Sheffield, was Teaching Fellow in Musicology at Liverpool Hope University, and held research assistant positions at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Sheffield. I completed my PhD at University Sheffield with the support of a Postgraduate Fee Scholarship, having previously studied there for my BMus.

Outside of academia, in addition to my post with the European Opera Centre, I have held marketing and communications posts with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Music in the Round. I have also acted as Dramaturg for a music theatre production featuring the music of Ernst Toch and Hanns Eisler at the Nationaltheater Mannheim.

Expertise Summary

My expertise is in twentieth-century music and dance, with stage works a particular interest. Recent research has focused on American ballet, the music and theatrical collaborations of Leonard Bernstein, opera, Aaron Copland, musicals, and music criticism.

Teaching Summary

At Nottingham I am a member of the Performance team and lead first-year performance in addition to contributing to musicology and analysis courses.

Research Summary

My current research builds on avenues opened up by my last book project, namely the interwar and postwar American ballet scene and the artists associated with it. I am also collaborating with others… read more

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Current Research

My current research builds on avenues opened up by my last book project, namely the interwar and postwar American ballet scene and the artists associated with it. I am also collaborating with others on projects relating to American opera and have plans for further Bernstein work.

Department of Music

The University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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