Music

Music has been at the heart of the College ever since its initial foundation in 1525 by Cardinal Wolsey, who made provision for a choir and organist.

For information about studying Music at Christ Church, please see our prospectus.

Further information can be found on the Music Faculty website.

 

Dr Harriet Boyd-Bennett

Qualifications

MA (Oxon), MMus (KCL), PhD (KCL)

Academic Background

2005-2008: MA (Hons in Music), University of Oxford
2008-2009: MMus in Musicology, King’s College London
2010-2013: PhD in Musicology, King’s College London

Undergraduate Teaching

Papers on twentieth-century music; music analysis and criticism; dissertation supervision.

Dr Benjamin Skipp

Qualifications

MA, M.St, D.Phil (Oxford), LRSM

Academic Background

Studied Music and Musicology at Oxford (2001-2010) and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2000-2001). Currently an examiner for the ABRSM (Royal Schools of Music).

Dr David Maw

Qualifications

MA DPhil

Academic Background

Read music at Oxford (Organ Scholar); doctorate on the secular songs of Guillaume de Machaut at Wadham College (John Brookman Graduate Organ Scholar). College Lectureships in Oxford since 1995, presently at Oriel and Trinity Colleges, in addition to Christ Church.

Undergraduate Teaching

Techniques of Composition, History of Music, Keyboard Skills.

Professor Jonathan Cross

Qualifications  

BA (Bristol), PhD (London), MA, DLitt (Oxon), MAE

Academic Background