The Cardiff School of Music is a lively and ambitious centre dedicated to world-leading research, composition and performance.
Our staff are discovering Haydn's forgotten quartets, composing for the New York Philharmonic, addressing the dark side of music and conflict, exploring postmodernism in music, revealing Birtwistle's compositional process, transforming the way period-instrument orchestras perform Beethoven, and cracking the code of the Yoruba Bata Drum.
Our reputation for international research was recognised in the last Research Assessment Exercise, which judged 70% of the School's research to be either "world-leading or "internationally excellent."
This research-led environment and unique blend of staff ensures that we offer leading teaching and research in several areas of the discipline.
Opera at Cardiff
The School of Music has a growing reputation as a centre for opera studies. Our diverse range of academic staff means that research undertaken at the School tackles the field from several different approaches...
The School of Music has research strengths in three broad areas which encompass a number of complementary interests and outlooks. The wide-ranging interests and enthusiasms of our staff create a strong intra-disciplinary ethos.
- Ethnomusicology and Popular Music
Centre for Research into Historically-Informed Performance (CRHIP)
The Centre for Research into Historically-Informed Performance (CRHIP) was established in 2004 and seeks to provide the equivalent of a 'well-found laboratory' for research into performance through history.
Cardiff Interdisciplinary Research in Opera (CIRO)
A new platform for interdisciplinary collaboration in opera research both within and beyond Cardiff University.
Cardiff Interdisciplinary Research in Opera
This section provides a digest of recent and forthcoming research activities: conference papers, public lectures, pre-concert talks, broadcast talks and compositions, world premieres (**), UK premieres (*) and other performances.
Humanities at Cardiff