Department of Music

Musical Creativity and Community

We are excited by musical creativity in its own right – as performance, composition, improvisation – and in the development of musical communities and networks. 

What we cover

  • Jazz
  • popular music in the Far East
  • 18th-century pedagogy
  • musical networks
  • contemporary performance practice
  • performance with new technologies
  • music and health
  • music and religion 
The Exotic Kitsch Conservatorium c. 1968
 Project name Academics involved
The Solfeggio Tradition (AHRC-funded project) Nicholas Baragwanath
Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1976-1984 Mervyn Cooke
Wordless Singing in the Medieval Church Henry Parkes

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 students

  • Philip Boast: A Phenomenological Examination of Music Performance
  • Alexandre Gagatsis: Knowing Bags: The Life and Music of Milt Jackson
  • Joseph Grech: Musical Traditions in Gozo, 1800-1900
  • Mohamad Fitri Haris: The lslamic Music lndustry in Malaysia
  • Caterina Moruzzi: Authenticity in Musical Performance

Department of Music

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

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