Department of Music and Drama

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The University of Huddersfield is home to a vibrant, diverse, international, and innovative group of music researchers. Our staff are recognised as leading figures in their fields, as evidenced by major commissions, performances, recordings, and publications. Our international postgraduate student community includes early career researchers who are already making significant contributions as composers, performers, technicians, engineers, and musicologists.



Drama, Theatre and Performance at Huddersfield hosts a vibrant and developing research culture in the ares of psychophysical performance, performance Magic, technical theatre and multimedia in performance.

Drama research also includes research activities into performance and disability, psychoanalysis, creativity, ecology, improvisation, new writing, and processes of devising. Members of the Drama team have contributed articles to peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Theatre Review, Performing Ethos, TDR, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training as well as contributing chapters to a variety of collections, authoring monographs and editing collections and series.

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Music Arts & Humanities
Sound Arts & Humanities
Ensemble Arts & Humanities
Composer Arts & Humanities
Concert Arts & Humanities
Solo Arts & Humanities
Song Arts & Humanities
Huddersfield Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1992 2020

Performance Characteristics

John Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra

Iddon, M. & Thomas, P., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) Oxford University Press. 480 p. (Studies in Musical Genesis, Sketches and Interpretation)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

John Cage

Towards a Queer Laboratory

Spatz, B., 3 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Palgrave Handbook of Queer and Trans Feminisms in Contemporary Performance. D'Urso, S., Rosenberg, T. & Winget, A. R. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Projects 2012 2022

Activities 1992 2020

External PhD examiner at Leeds Beckett University

Jan Herbst (Examiner)
17 Jan 2020

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Leuphana University Luneburg

Jan Herbst (Visiting lecturer)
3 Jan 202011 Jan 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Arts and Humanities Research Council (External organisation)

Monty Adkins (Chair)
1 Jan 202031 Dec 2023

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Press / Media

Alarm Will Sound

Kristina Wolfe


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment