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Department of Music

Overview

All SteinwayBased at Liverpool Hope’s Creative Campus, the Music Department boasts teaching and research specialisms in a number of areas. The Department has a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

We work closely with our partner organisations to enhance our teaching and to explore exciting research possibilities. Our major partner is the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO). During their time with us, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to study composition and to have their pieces workshopped by members of the RLPO. The Music Department also has partnerships with The European Opera Centre, Milapfest (Indian Music and Dance), The Beatles Story, and the City’s two cathedrals.

We are housed in the University’s Capstone Building, which is also home to the Capstone Theatre. We are one of only a handful of All-Steinway Music Schools in the UK. We also have specialised teaching spaces, including a suite of electroacoustic facilities, a popular music studies resources centre, and a band room. We own two harpsichords and a chamber organ.

We enjoy a flourishing musical life, with many ensembles and extra-curricular performance opportunities. Students get many performance opportunities, and the Department runs a regular student lunchtime concert series and open-mic nights.


National Student Survey 2016

The National Student Survey (www.thestudentsurvey.com) asks final year students at every publicly funded Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the UK to rate their experience by stating to what extent they agree with a set of 23 core questions across eight categories.

In this year’s results:

  • 88% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available and 86% were satisfied with the teaching on their courses when studying Music at Liverpool Hope University
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Department Staff
Laura Hamer

Dr Laura Hamer

Associate Professor and Head of Music (On leave 2016/17)

hamerl@hope.ac.uk

Professor Stephen Pratt

Professor Stephen Pratt

Emeritus Professor of Music and Acting Head of Music

pratts@hope.ac.uk

Manuella Blackburn

Dr Manuella Blackburn

Senior Lecturer in Music

blackbm@hope.ac.uk

Dr Mike Brocken

Senior Lecturer in Popular Music

brockem@hope.ac.uk

Richard Lawrence

Richard Lawrence

Department Administrator

lawrenr@hope.ac.uk

John Milsom

Dr John Milsom

Professorial Fellow in Music (Composition)

milsomj@hope.ac.uk

Ian Percy

Dr Ian Percy

Senior Lecturer in Music and Faculty Senior Academic Adviser

percyi@hope.ac.uk

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Music

Dr Constantin Popp

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Music

poppc@hope.ac.uk

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Music

Dr Sophie Redfern

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Music

redfers@hope.ac.uk

alberto sanna

Dr Alberto Sanna

Senior Lecturer in Music, Director of Performance and Cornerstone Festival Artistic Director

sannaa@hope.ac.uk

Dr Veronica Skrimsjö

Dr Veronica Skrimsjö

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Popular Music

skrimsv@hope.ac.uk

Professor Michael Talbot

Professor Michael Talbot

Visiting Professor of Music

talbotm@hope.ac.uk

David Walters

David Walters

University Accompanist and Director of Chamber Choir

walterd@hope.ac.uk

Publications

Alberto Sanna Sinfonias - MusicMike Brocken The Beatles - Music