Department of Music

Research - Music

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The Department of Music enjoys a vibrant research culture. Many of the department's academic staff are internationally recognised scholars in their respective fields.

In the 2021 REF, the Department of Music placed 7th among the Russell Group universities for its research outputs in musicology, composition and performance. More than 80% of our outputs (our publications, compositions and recordings) were rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', and all our research was rated as having ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact.

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Key themes and priority areas in the Department

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Explore our research projects

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Discover the Centre for Music on Stage and Screen

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Find an expert in a specific research area

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Upcoming colloquia and conferences

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Research and study programmes


The impact of our School's research

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The Solfeggio Tradition

Transforming the way music is taught

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Black History Month

Black researchers at the University of Nottingham engaging on their own terms

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Children should be seen and heard

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See more examples of the impact of our research


Department of Music

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

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