The Faculty of Music at Oxford includes one of the largest and liveliest communities of graduate music students in the world, and Queen’s is particularly well suited to graduate study in Music. The College has strong traditions in both musicology and performance, and excellent facilities for music: these include the award-winning Shulman Auditorium (completed in 2011) with Steinway grand piano, two Music Practice Rooms, a fine concert harpsichord, and one of the most renowned organs in the country (Frobenius, 1965). There are two weekly lunchtime recitals in College during termtime, and regular evening concerts given by the internationally renowned Choir of The Queen’s College and by the orchestra and chorus of the College’s Eglesfield Music Society.
Three musicologists are on the staff at Queen’s. Professor Owen Rees (Fellow in Music) is a world authority on music in Spain, Portugal, and England during the Renaissance, and a professional choral director; he conducts his own ensemble Contrapunctus, and the Choir of The Queen’s College. The College’s two Lecturers in Music, Benjamin Skipp and Sebastian Wedler, are specialists in various areas of twentieth-century music. Prospective applicants are most welcome to contact Professor Rees at any stage. Applications are encouraged from students wishing to work in any field of music and musicology, whether or not this coincides with the research fields of our academic staff at Queen’s.