Visiting Students are offered selected core topics in music analysis, music history, theory and philosophy, performance and compositional techniques. Across all courses we encourage students to engage critically and creatively with a wide range of music(s) and critical issues. How, for example, might we interpret music in relation to broader aesthetic and cultural-historical trends? What does music tell us about the context in which it was conceived? And how might we engage with music as a lens through which to understand the human condition? In addressing these questions, our approach is guided by a desire to challenge received ideas about music history and to open up wider discussion about neglected figures, musical cultures, and repertoires. 

Further details of the vibrant musical scene at LMH, both academically and in terms of performance opportunities, can be found here

Range of courses


*Tutorials can be offered in any of these topics, in any term and any year.

 Philosophy of Music

Musical Thought and Scholarship

Music Theory

Musical Analysis and Criticism


Techniques of Composition

Composition Portfolio


Performance Workshop (any instrument; any period from Baroque to contemporary classical music)

Topics I

Vernacular Song in the Long 13th Century 

World Jazz

Programme Music in the Nineteenth Century 

Topics II

Women in Popular Music 

History and Philosophy of Music Education 

Eighteenth-Century Opera 


**The following courses are offered through lectures (not tutorials) in different terms every year; and some are offered in alternating years. Subject to availability. 

Courses available in 2020-21:

The Social and Cultural Theory of Music 

Music in the Community 

Migrating Music 

Music for the Dead 

Music and Communism 


The Trouvères 

Beethoven: Between History and Myth 

Brazilian Music

Art House: Rock Music of the 1970s

Advice on written work to be submitted

Two pieces of written work should be submitted with your application.  Essay work should be presented to a high standard of literacy and of scholarly quality. Compositional work should be presented to professional standards of musical literacy and high level of technical competence.   


Prof Gascia Ozounian (Fellow and Associate Professor of Music)

Dr Joe Davies (College Lecturer in Music)

Dr Thomas Hodgson (Departmental Lecturer in Music)