Music's Research Vision

  • Music research at Glasgow comprises a network of scholars and practitioners who critically engage with music as a social, cultural, historical and political activity.
  • We are an open-minded, forward-thinking, interdisciplinary and outward-facing community embracing some of the most innovative and rapidly expanding areas of music scholarship. 
  • All our staff seek to develop and maintain active research profiles which are enhanced by the constant exploration of overlaps, correspondences and commonalities between our individual research interests. Continual dialogue equips us with the tools to continuously challenge established categories and boundaries in the discipline, resulting in a range of collaborations both internally and externally.
  • Music research at Glasgow is committed to the University’s wider objective of being a word class, world-changing, institution. We celebrate both our location within a UNESCO City of Music and the city’s musical heritage, without being constrained by such factors. We aspire to be at the forefront of knowledge exchange and work with a range of external partners to ensure that our research has the widest possible impact.
  • Research-led teaching within the subject area allows us to construct a range of degree pathways that embrace a broad range of approaches to the study of music,  producing well-rounded, reflective and open-minded graduates with a broad range of professional skills.