- Queer Music Theory19th-Century European Art SongTheories of European Common-Practice HarmonyMusic Theory and Analysis Franz SchubertHeinrich Schenker
Current PhD Students
External roles and responsibilities
David Bretherton is a music theorist and analyst, specialising in music of the European common-practice period and queer music theory. He currently holds a prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellowship for a project entitled 'Queer Music, Queer Theory, Queer Music Theory'. David joined the University of Southampton in 2007, initially as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow attached to several research projects, before he was promoted to Lecturer and then Associate Professor. He was a founding Trustee of the Society for Music Analysis when it relaunched as an incorporated charity in 2016, is currently a member of the Music Analysis Editorial Board, the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group, and co-leads the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Music Studies network’s Physical, Sensory and Cognitive Differences Working Group. David is actively involved in the local branch of the University and College Union, where he works on equality issues.
David is Director of Undergraduate Music Programmes for 2021-22 and Semester 1 of 2022-23.