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Dr David Bretherton 

Associate Professor of Music

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Dr David Bretherton is an Associate Professor in Music at the University of Southampton and an Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellow.

My teaching areas are primarily music theory and analysis, harmony and counterpoint, and 19th-century music. In Semester 1, 2020-21 I will be teaching the undergraduate module 'Fundamentals of Counterpoint and Harmony' (MUSI1007), and will also be assisting with teaching on the MMus degree.

I am currently the holder of a prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellowship for a project entitled 'Queer Music, Queer Theory, Queer Music Theory'. My other research interests include nineteenth-century song, the music of Franz Schubert, and tonal music theory. I supervise several doctoral students undertaking research in various areas of music theory and analysis, and I am always happy to hear from potential PhD applicants.

I came to Southampton as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2007, working on several music e-research projects (that is, research employing digital technologies), including musicSpace, MusicNet and SALAMI, before working with Prof. William Drabkin on the 'Heinrich Schenker as Theorist, Teacher and Correspondent, 1925-1930' project. Prior to that I was a doctoral student at the University of Oxford, where my thesis was supervised by Suzannah Clark. I was a founding Trustee for the charitably incorporated Society for Music Analysis, and am currently a member of the Music Analysis Editorial Board.

I am actively involved in the local Branch of the University and College Union, where I am currently joint Equalities Officer.

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Research interests

Music theory and analysis (particularly of 'common practice' tonal music); queer theory and queer musicology; disability studies; nineteenth-century music; the composer Franz Schubert; art song; and (in the past) digital musicology/humanities and e-research.

Research group

Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Research project(s)

musicSpace - Dormant

This AHRC-EPSRC-JISC-funded project was an interdisciplinary collaboration between Music and Electronics and Computer Science that employed Semantic Web technologies to develop tools to integrate and enhance musicological metadata.

SALAMI

SALAMI (Structural Analysis of Large Amounts of Music Information) was a collaborative music information retrieval project involving the University of Southampton, McGill University (Canada), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA).

MusicNet

The JISC-funded 'MusicNet' project continued the work of musicSpace, and created a set of canonical URIs for composers and other music entities that address the problem of disambiguation and authority control across online repositories of musical and musicological data.

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Module co-ordinator for 'Fundamentals of Counterpoint and Harmony' (MUSI1007).

Module co-ordinator for ‘Analytical Techniques’ (MUSI6023).

Dr David Bretherton
Music Department
Building 2
University of Southampton
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 2/2005

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