At the Conservatorium, our research combines the methodologies of education with those informed by ethnomusicological, sociological, psychological, historical, and cultural studies.
We examine music teaching and learning from a range of perspectives, in all contexts, from early childhood through various levels of school and university systems to studio teaching, community music activity, popular music, music therapy and music in notated and non-notated traditions.
Our staff also bring expertise in wider educational fields, such as:
Their work is widely published in books and major international journals in music education, ethnomusicology, music psychology, popular music and cultural studies.
We offer postgraduate training in many types of music teaching and learning, placing creativity and cultural diversity at the centre of all we do. The wide range of topics available reflect our broad view of music education.
Each semester we host a free lecture series, About Music Education, where we invite leading practitioners and researchers to provoke discussion with a short, “TED-style” presentation on a topic of their choice. For a showcase of this series, see our past events page.