A Music Theory + Analysis Blog

Twitter: @s_moynihan

I am a musicologist: a music history researcher. My research aims to understand late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century European musical forms in context — particularly the music of Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius — by creating new theoretical and analytical methodologies.

I am a Lecturer in Music Analysis at the University of Manchester and a trustee of the Society for Music Analysis.

I have taught analytical and historical undergraduate modules as a College Lecturer at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, and an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, Visiting Lecturer at University of Nottingham, and as Teaching Assistant at Royal Holloway.

After completing my BA in Music at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford and MA in Musical Composition at University of Bristol, I went on to complete an AHRC-funded PhD in Music History and Analysis at Royal Holloway, University of London (supervised by Professor J.P.E. Harper-Scott).

In 2019, I was delighted to receive the Society for Music Analysis’s ‘Theory and Analysis Graduate Student’ Prize for my conference paper entitled, ‘Erfüllung in Sibelius’s Työkansan Marssi’.

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