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Music Composition MA,PgDip,PgCert

MA Music Composition

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Ralph BatemanDr Ralph Bateman

Head of Programme for Music

Ralph studied music, specialising in composition, at the University of Nottingham and at Kings College, London (with Nicola Lefanu). He is recently completed a PhD in composition at the University of York (with Roger Marsh). He also studied singing with Pamela Cooke and Derek Hammond-Stroud, gaining an LRAM in the teaching of singing. As well as singing, he also plays piano, harpsichord, organ, violin, viola and ukulele. 

For several years he freelanced as a lecturer in London (working for Birkbeck College, the University of London, Morley College, the St Nicholas Montessori Training centre and the WEA) and later in Yorkshire (for the Universities of Leeds, Bradford and Hull, the WEA and Ripon and York St John. He has taught music in a wide variety of institutions, from kindergartens to universities both here and abroad. He has also been employed in several non-educational musical environments, including music journalism, harpsichord manufacture and playing piano in ballet schools. He provided the index to the complete edition of George Bernard Shaw’s writings on music.


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