A Note From Music

This week Alsop welcomed Dr Matt Lawson into our Music department.

Dr Matt is the Head of the Music Faculty at Oxford Brookes University and lectures in film music.

Dr Matt facilitated a session with Year 10 students. He spoke about the different types of music in films and the impact and effect the music has on the visuals.

Mrs Doolan comments:
“The students were really engaged with the session and made excellent contributions. They left the session inspired about techniques they could use when writing their own composition coursework.”

Dr Matt Lawson - Lecturer in Music

Dr Matt Lawson is Lecturer in Music and acting Subject Coordinator for Undergraduate Music. A film and television musicologist, he completed his PhD at Edge Hill University in 2017, with a thesis focussing on the music used in German depictions of the Holocaust on screen. During his doctoral studies, Matt spent a total of ten weeks in Germany, supported by the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) and the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD). Having completed his undergraduate honours degree in Music at Huddersfield in 2009, Matt then gained an M.A. with distinction from the University of York in 2012. Matt also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE), granting him Fellow status of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and is a Fellow of the Royalty Society of the Arts (FRSA). He is co-author of the recently published book, 100 Greatest Film Scores (Rowman and Littlefield: August 2018).