Ben Burrows

Subject Director: Music Production

School of Performance & Media Production


T: 87 6995

BMus (Hons) Music, MA Music Technology, PGCE (Post Compulsory)

Ben Burrows is Sunject Director for the BA Music Production degree at York St John University. He teaches across a range of subjects in the creative industries, primarily in music composition, music production, film music and the soundtrack for film, television, games and new media. His current research relates to collaboration and function in contemporary narrative film music composition.

Areas of research interest include the Art of Music Production, Film Music Composition and Curriculum Design and Delivery for Creative Industries Programmes.

Further Information

Publications and Papers

Cope, D. [DVD] & Burrows, B. [Booklet] (2005), ‘Everything you need to know about… Setting Up a Bedroom Studio’, Omnibus Media, Music Sales Ltd. (London)

‘Music Production: A Case Study in Course Development and Review’ (co-presented with Professor Andrew Bates) Taming the Beast: Learning & Teaching in Music Technology, PALATINE conference, De Montfort University, Leicester, June 2004

‘Applied Escapology: or How to Foster Creativity Whilst Wearing the Strait-jacket of Contemporary Education Culture’ Leeds International Music Technology Education Conference, Leeds, November 2007

‘The Point of Learning: Exploring Curriculum Design that Enhances the Student Experience’ Workshop, ‘Roots and Branches’ Faculty of Arts Learning & Teaching Conference, YSJU, September 2009

Enquiry Based Learning research project (funded through EBL): ‘Unearthing Creativity: Creative Archaeological Displays through Collaborative Enquiry Based Learning’, 2009

Workshop at ‘Partners in Suspense’ Conference on the film music of Bernard Herrmann and his collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock: ‘Composing by Numbers: Anatomy of a Film Score’, 2011

Paper to the Leeds Film Music Conference: ‘Double Vision: Bernard Herrmann’s Collaboration in the Audiovisual Experience’, 2011

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