Welcome to Music and Music Technology at Keele

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REF 2014:29% of Music’s overall research is rated world-leading (4*), including 28% world leading outputs (4*), 40% world leading impact (4*) and 80% internationally excellent and world-leading environment (3 and 4*). Most impressive is its 100% research intensity rating with all of its research active staff being entered.

The Music & Music Technology Department at Keele University was established in 1973. Situated in the early 19th-century Clock House (a listed building in a scenic part of the campus) and the modern Lindsay Studios complex, our Dual and Single Honours undergraduate degree programmes and postgraduate courses provide advanced musical training while stimulating creativity, critical thinking, and the development of key professional skills.

Our staff of composers and songwriters, musicologists and performers includes specialists in classical music, jazz, rock and pop, film/TV scoring, and world music. Keele’s undergraduate Music and Music Technology degree programmes are rated in the Top 10 for Overall Student Satisfaction in both the Guardian and Times 2011 university guides; in the 2008 research assessment exercise, Music and Music Technology at Keele were the highest rated research groups in the entire University. At the centre of our teaching and research is a commitment to contemporary music of all kinds.  

Music and Music Technology are also at the heart of Keele University’s thriving musical community. There is a strong performing tradition at Keele, and many of our students participate in performing groups such as the Keele Philharmonic Orchestra, Keele Philharmonic Choir, Keele Bach Choir and Keele Concert Band. The Keele Philharmonic Society – mostly run by students – supports much of this flourishing activity.

Many other performance opportunities exist, with student-directed ensembles ranging from recorder groups to rock bands. The University’s Folk Club and Student Union, and other venues in the local area, offer open mic nights and gigging opportunities. Music and Music Technology also run a programme of recitals and research seminars with visiting speakers and performers, and there are regular opportunities for student participation in workshops and concerts. Keele Concerts Society runs an additional professional concert series and students are eligible for concessions at these events, which feature an international array of critically acclaimed performers.

For more information about our courses, people and facilities, please explore the menu of links on the left of this page. 


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Music & Music Technology, The Clock House, Keele University,  Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK

Enquiries: Tel  +44 (0)1782 733295  or +44 (0)1782 733294    email: music@keele.ac.uk                                                 

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