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Department of Music, School of Arts

Music Department Events

Notice for MPhil Upgrades, 2020

As previously advised in Doctoral School circulars, due to the current health crisis we will not be holding a School of Arts Upgrade symposium this year. MPhil students should submit the Upgrade portfolio on PhD Manager by May 15 to ensure timely reporting on the outcome to the Doctoral School by June 15. Extensions to this date can be granted in consultation with supervisors and the School of Arts Director of Doctoral Studies, Ashley Thompson, keeping in mind that we seek to keep students on track for progression mid-September whenever possible. Students should inform the Doctoral School of any extensions organised in this way by sending an email to:

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  • Beyond Mode
  • Rachel Beckles Willson
  • Music Intertwining Women from Past to Present and from Asia to Europe - A Concert of Memory and Hope.


  • One Piano, Two Cultures
  • Kiu Tung Poon (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • This lecture recital will look at selected piano works by four contemporary Chinese composers, living away from the direct jurisdiction of the People’s Republic of China in particular, to examine the sonic attributes that have been framed as “Chinese” and “Western,” as well as the language and strategies of musical syncretism that have been identified as an expression of their cultural identities in their compositions.

  • Musicians of SOAS
  • The Sages & Aga Ujma
  • A SOAS Music Showcase featuring The Sages & Aga Ujma