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Professor Andrew Pinnock 

Professor of Music and Senior Tutor

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Professor Andrew Pinnock is a Professor of Music at the University of Southampton and Senior Tutor for the academic year 2019-2020.

I teach arts management and cultural policy to students across the university, making special provision for musicians. I worked in the Arts Council’s music department for 13 years before moving to Southampton, developing national policy and spending tens of millions of pounds of public money – experience on which I continue to draw and which I am happy to share.

Three high-profile arts venues in Southampton are closely associated with the university: Turner Sims concert hall (only a few metres from our Music Department), and the John Hansard Gallery and Nuffield Theatre (both in brand new city centre premises).  Colleagues running these venues provide eye-opening lecture content for my introductory module ‘How the Arts Work’, and offer a one-to-one advisory service for students planning careers in the arts. To my knowledge, no other Russell Group university has such a concentration of arts management expertise on site.

I have research interests in a number of different fields and a track record of publication in at least three: cultural policy, as you might expect, organology (musical instrument design and technology) and early English opera. I am a versatile research supervisor working with students from final-year undergraduate up to PhD on a fascinating range of projects. I encourage career-orientated research that asks and answers questions of concern to working musicians, not just to academics, and I watch with pride as graduates well prepared for career success go on to achieve it.


Research interests

Arts management and cultural policy
Cultural economics
Early English opera


Affiliate research group

Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Research project(s)

The Works of Henry Purcell

Publication is supervised by the Purcell Society, founded in 1876.

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Major Editions

(ed. with Bruce Wood), The Fairy Queen, Purcell Society Vol. 12. London: Stainer & Bell, 2009.

(ed. with Margaret Laurie), The Indian Queen, Purcell Society Vol. 19. London: Novello & Co., 1994.


Journal Articles

‘Deus ex machina: A royal witness to the court origin of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.’ Early Music, 40 (2012): 265–278.

‘A double vision of Albion: allegorical re-alignments in the Dryden-Purcell semi-opera King Arthur.’ Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660–1700, 34 (2010): 55–81.

‘The measure of all things: on the use of time as a value indicator in arts impact assessment.’ Cultural Trends, 18 (2009): 47–74.

(with Bruce Wood), ‘Come ye sons of art – again: court cross-subsidy for Purcell’s opera orchestra, 1690–1695.’ Early Music, 37 (2009): 445–466.

‘Two cultures: the use and non-use of hypotheses in cultural policy research.’ Cultural Trends, 17 (2008): 139–146.

(with Bruce Wood) ‘A mangled chime: the accidental death of the opera libretto in Civil War England.’ Early Music, 36 (2008): 265–284.

‘The infrastructural aspect of social capital: suggestions for a bridge between concept and policy.’ Public Money & Management 27 (2007): 345–349.

‘The Gramppian Hills: an empirical test for rent-seeking behaviour in the arts.’ Cultural Trends 16 (2007): 277–294.

‘Public value or intrinsic value? The arts-economic consequences of Mr Keynes.’ Public Money & Management, 26 (2006): 173–179.

‘Fairest IsleTM – land of the scholar-kings.’ Early Music 23 (1995): 651–665.

(with Bruce Wood), ‘The Fairy Queen: a fresh look at the issues.’ Early Music, 21 (1993): 44–62.

(with Bruce Wood), ‘“Unscarr’d by turning times”?: the dating of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.’ Early Music 20 (1992): 372–90.

(with Bruce Wood), ‘A counterblast on English trumpets.’ Early Music 19 (1991): 437–43.

‘Play into opera: Purcell’s The Indian Queen.’ Early Music 18 (1990): 3–21.


Book Chapters

‘Theatre culture.’ In The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell, ed. Rebecca Herissone. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. 165–199.

‘Dryden.’ In Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Personenteil 5. Barenreiter/Metzler, 2001. 1456–1458.

‘Flat Trumpet.’ In The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition, Vol. 8. Macmillan, 2001. 928.

‘From Rosy Bowers: coming to Purcell the bibliographical way.’ In Henry Purcell’s Operas: the complete texts, ed. Michael Burden. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. 31–93.

‘Book IV in plain brown wrappers: translations and travesties of Dido.’ In A woman scorn’d: responses to the Dido myth, ed. Michael Burden. London: Faber and Faber, 1998. 249–271.

‘King Arthur expos’d: a lesson in anatomy.’ In Purcell Studies, ed. Curtis Price. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. 243–256.

‘The Purcell phenomenon.’ In The Purcell Companion, ed. Michael Burden. London: Faber and Faber, 1995. 3–17.



Book Chapters

Professor Andrew Pinnock
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

Room Number: 2/2057

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