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
Solo Arts & Humanities
Concert Arts & Humanities
Song Arts & Humanities
Huddersfield Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1992 2021

'Discovering' North: Postcards from the Edge

Cowgill, R., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Music and Ideas of North. Cowgill, R. & Scott, D. B. (eds.). 1 ed. Abingdon: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Scottish English
Focus of Attention
Literary Scholars

Approaches to Actor Training: International Perspectives

Freeman, J. (ed.), 22 Mar 2019, 1 ed. Basingstoke: Red Globe Press. 278 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Actor Training

A Thousand Tiny Viewpoints

Spatz, B., 1 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) Mapping the Horizontal: Mary Overlie and the Viewpoints. Perucci, T. (ed.). University of Michigan Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Projects 2012 2022

Songs of the Caves: acoustics and prehistoric art in Cantabrian caves

Till, R., Fazenda, B. M. & Scarre, C.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

FluCoMa: Fluid Corpus Manipulations

Tremblay, P., Green, O., Roma, G., Harker, A., Clarke, J. & Dufeu, F.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Activities 1992 2019

The highs and lows of English consort music: investigating compass, range and register as a guide to instrumental character

John Bryan (Speaker)
27 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

External Examiner (PhD)

Philip Thomas (Examiner)
31 Mar 2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Invited participation in Music and Internationalism seminar, TORCH, University of Oxford

Rachel Cowgill (Participant)
18 Jan 201919 Jan 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther