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Prof Michael Spitzer

Head of School Music


    Personal Statement

    Michael Spitzer is Professor of Music and Head of School. He leads the Department's work on Classical music. A music theorist and musicologist, he is an authority on Beethoven, with interests in aesthetics and critical theory, cognitive metaphor, and music and affect. Professor Spitzer was President of the Society for Music Analysis for many years, and also chairs the Editorial Board of Music Analysis journal. He founded the series of International Conferences on Music and Emotion, and organised the International Conference on Analyzing Popular Music (Liverpool, 2013).

    Administrative Roles

    • Professor Spitzer is Head of the School of Music.

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