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Professor Jonathan Cross

Dr Jonathan CrossProfessor Jonathan Cross


MA (Oxon) BA (Bristol) PhD (London)

Role or Position

Student and Tutor in Music, Professor of Musicology

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Academic Background

Jonathan Cross taught at the Universities of Sussex (1986–95) and Bristol (1996–2003) before coming to Christ Church in 2003. He has written, lectured and broadcast widely on issues in twentieth-century and contemporary music, and in musical theory and analysis. He was Associate Editor (1994–9) and Editor (2000–2004) of the journal Music Analysis, and currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Music Analysis, Tempo and the Journal of Mathematics and Music. He is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Music.

Undergraduate Teaching

He currently offers undergraduate lecture courses in Expressionism, issues in twentieth-century music, music after 1945, musical experimentalism, and Stravinsky. He also teaches a seminar in theory and analysis as part of the MSt programme.  Tutorial teaching at Christ Church includes topics in music history (18th to 21st centuries), analysis, and musical thought and scholarship. 

Research Interests

Twentieth and twenty-first century music, especially Stravinsky and Birtwistle; musical theory and analysis

Publications include:

The Stravinsky Legacy (Cambridge, 1998)
Harrison Birtwistle: Man, Mind, Music (London, 2000)
The Cambridge Companion to Stravinsky (Cambridge, 2003)
Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus (Aldershot, 2007 forthcoming)




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