I joined Liverpool Hope as Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Musicology in September 2016 after completing both my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Sheffield (BMus 2007, PhD 2014). In addition to my role at Hope, I am a Research Assistant at Birmingham Conservatoire, a position I have held since 2015.
My research focuses on twentieth-century ballet and American music. To date I have worked on the early ballets of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins and am in the process of publishing a book on this topic. Future research plans involve working on the theatrical collaborations of Aaron Copland, the role of designer Oliver Smith in creating stage works, and aspects of American Ballet Theatre's output in the 1930s and 40s. Over the past few years I have given various talks on dance and American music, including a pre-concert talk for the Hallé orchestra.
At Liverpool Hope I teach on nineteenth- and twentieth-century music at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and lead the MA Musicology Pathway. My teaching across the department includes: Issues and Ideas in Music, Topics in Musicology, Introduction to Classical Music Studies, Advanced Classical Music Studies, and Historical and Cultural Musicology. I have previously taught general and research-led modules on the BMus, MA in Musicology, and MA in Performance programmes at the University of Sheffield.