Department of Music


We are interested in exploring how music interacts with other art forms, and in applying and developing methodologies from other disciplines. 

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What we cover

  • opera
  • film and TV
  • music and visual cultures
  • pervasive media
  • manuscripts
  • music and alabasters
  • technologies

Centres and institutions

The Department also hosts the Centre for Music on Stage and Screen (MOSS). MOSS promotes the interaction of history, theory and practice in the study of opera, ballet, melodrama, film, video and other multi-media performance genres. It encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration through a developing programme of academic and practical research activities.

Past projects

French Opera and the Revolutionary Sublime (AHRC-funded project), Sarah Hibberd

Benjamin Britten on Stage and Screen, Centenary Conference (Nottingham, 5-7 July 2013)

Find out about all our projects

Research with us

Find out more about our research degrees, funding, facilities and support.

Research degrees


Who's involved

Research and supervision staff

Postgraduate research students

  • Jonathan Herrick: Use of diegesis in videogame music
  • Anne Macgregor: The Songs of Ture Rangström: Influence and Reception
  • Cesar Moreno Zayas: Experiencing Opera/Opera Reality
  • Marco Pollaci: Forgotten Traditions of Composition in the Operas of Catalani, Cilea, Giordano, and Mascagni
  • James Cook: representations of early music in stage and screen
  • Alex Kolassa: pervasive media (composition)

Previous PhD students

Collaborative partners (academic and non-academic)

  • Jean Andrews (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies): Zarzuela
  • Richard Bell (Department of Theology and Religious Studies): Wagner
  • Liz Evans (Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies): technology and narrative, pervasive media
  • Esperanza Rodriquez-Garcia: manuscripts; music and visual cultures
  • Paola Merli (Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies): cultural policy and the performing arts in Italy
  • Richard Wrigley (Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies): art, theatre, opera and the 18/19c critic
  • British Film Institute
  • Royal Opera House
  • Opera North
  • Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Department of Music

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

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