Thomas Schmidt

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  • Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

  • Creative Arts Building University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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1994 …2020

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Biography

After having studied Musicology, Medieval and Early Modern History and Italian literature at the universities of Heidelberg and Chapel Hill (North Carolina), I was awarded a PhD in musicology at Heidelberg University in 1995, with a thesis on Felix Mendelssohn's musical aesthetics. Subsequently, I held various postdoctoral positions in Heidelberg, as well as a Humboldt Fellowship in Urbana (Illinois) in 1998-1999. In 2001, I obtained the Habilitation (post-doctoral qualification) in Heidelberg, with a study on text declamation in the fifteenth-century motet (published in 2003). After a Heisenberg senior research fellowship and a visiting professorship in Frankfurt, I moved to the UK in the autumn of 2005 to take up the Professorship and chair of Music at Bangor University. In 2012, I was appointed as Professor of Music at Manchester.

Research Expertise and Interests

My research interests can be summarised as follows:

  • Music of the 15th and 16th centuries: Music sources (primarily of polyphonic music); history of the motet; music and text; music theory; historiography
  • Mendelssohn, Mozart, and (more generally) instrumental music of the late 18th and 19th centuries
  • Musical Editing / Music Philology
  • History of musical genres (motet, string quintet, sonata)
  • Sound and texture in instrumental music 

External positions

Honorary Professor, University of Manchester

1 Nov 2017 → …

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Oxford

1 Sep 200831 Dec 2008

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Music
  • 15th Century Music
  • 16th Century Music
  • Polyphonic Music
  • History of the Motet
  • Music and Text
  • Music Theory
  • Historiography
  • Mendelssohn
  • Mozart
  • Late 18th Century Music
  • Late 19th Century Music
  • Musical Editing
  • Music Philiology
  • History of Musical Genres
  • Motet
  • String Quintet
  • Sonata
  • Sound
  • Texture
  • Instrumental Music

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