Our Head of Department says:
Our academic staff are leading authorities on the traditional and popular musics of Asia, Africa and associated diasporas, their history, structure, performance, cultural significance, and transformations in the world’s media. Our students include or become performers of music from all over the world, and our graduates pursue a wide variety of fulfilling careers in music and other fields. The Music Department achieved excellent scores in all the recent Research Assessment Exercises. We boast a faculty of internationally distinguished academic staff, who publish their research in books, articles, and reference works. They also produce CDs, host radio programmes, and even find time to play and compose music. We produce our own series of books on music, the SOAS Musicology Series, and a number of CDs and DVDs.