Dr Chris Dromey


Dr Chris Dromey
NameDr Chris Dromey
Job titleAssociate Professor in Music & Arts Management
Research institute
Primary appointmentSchool of Arts
Email addressC.Dromey@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3275-4777
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Chris Dromey is Associate Professor in Music and Arts Management. His latest edited collection, The Routledge Companion to Applied Musicology, was published in 2023. He was co-editor (with Julia Haferkorn) of The Classical Music Industry (Routledge, 2018) and has contributed articles, chapters, and essays to Musics With and After Tonality: Mining the Gap (Routledge, 2022), Stravinsky in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2021), the journal Tempo (on Grupo Novo Horizonte de São Paulo, 1988–99), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SAGE, 2014), British Music and Modernism, 1895–1960 (Ashgate, 2010), New Makers of Modern Culture (Routledge, 2007), and Zemlinsky Studies (Middlesex University Press, 2007). His monograph The Pierrot Ensembles: Chronicle and Catalogue, 1912–2012 (Plumbago, 2013) celebrated the centenary and examined the influence of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire. Chris also writes programme notes for Kings Place, London, gives pre-concert talks at UK music festival, is an active organist and pianist, and serves as a Trustee of the Society for Music Analysis.

Teaching

Dr Chris Dromey has led BA Music Business & Arts Management since 2007. He previously taught at the Open University, King's College London, and Birkbeck College, University of London. He is Departmental Representative for MusicHE, Educational Associate Lead (Middlesex University/Music Managers Forum), Convenor of Music's Concerts & Colloquia series, University Link Tutor (Middlesex University/School of Audio Engineering), Admissions Tutor, and Doctoral Supervisor/Director of Studies. He has served as External Examiner for multiple PhD theses. In his time at Middlesex, Chris has also led MA Arts Management, MMus Popular Music, and BMus Popular Music, and served on the Faculty Ethics Committee and Faculty REF Reading Panel.

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Towards an applied health musicology: Aesthetic music therapy and beyond

Lee, C. A. and Dromey, C. 2023. Towards an applied health musicology: Aesthetic music therapy and beyond. in: Dromey, C. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Applied Musicology New York Routledge. pp. 184-191

Cultural and artistic citizenship in classical music

Wimmer, C. and Dromey, C. 2023. Cultural and artistic citizenship in classical music. in: Dromey, C. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Applied Musicology New York Routledge. pp. 108–118

The Routledge Companion to Applied Musicology

Dromey, C. (ed.) 2023. The Routledge Companion to Applied Musicology. New York Routledge.

Musicology’s applied foundations (Or, how music was musealised)

Zapletal, M. and Dromey, C. 2023. Musicology’s applied foundations (Or, how music was musealised). in: Dromey, C. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Applied Musicology New York Routledge. pp. 23–33

Musicology, mediation, metatonality: Rethinking the music of Rebecca Clarke and Erwin Schulhoff

Dromey, C. 2021. Musicology, mediation, metatonality: Rethinking the music of Rebecca Clarke and Erwin Schulhoff. in: Fleet, P. (ed.) Musics with and after Tonality: Mining the Gap Routledge. pp. 233–247

Stravinsky’s ear for instruments

Dromey, C. 2020. Stravinsky’s ear for instruments. in: Griffiths, G. (ed.) Stravinsky in Context Cambridge University Press. pp. 170-178

Classical music, copyright and collecting societies

Inglis, B. 2018. Classical music, copyright and collecting societies. in: Dromey, C. and Haferkorn, J. (ed.) The Classical Music Industry Abingdon, Oxon Routledge. pp. 7-31

Dancing to another tune: classical music in nightclubs and other non-traditional venues

Haferkorn, J. 2018. Dancing to another tune: classical music in nightclubs and other non-traditional venues. in: Dromey, C. and Haferkorn, J. (ed.) The Classical Music Industry Abingdon, Oxon Routledge. pp. 148-171

The Classical Music Industry

Dromey, C. and Haferkorn, J. (ed.) 2018. The Classical Music Industry. Abingdon, Oxon Routledge.

On classical music competitions

Kwok, G. and Dromey, C. 2018. On classical music competitions. in: Dromey, C. and Haferkorn, J. (ed.) The Classical Music Industry Abingdon, Oxon Routledge. pp. 67-76

Talking about classical music: radio as public musicology

Dromey, C. 2018. Talking about classical music: radio as public musicology. in: Dromey, C. and Haferkorn, J. (ed.) The Classical Music Industry Abingdon, Oxon Routledge. pp. 183-261

New Horizons in Brazilian Contemporary Music: Grupo Novo Horizonte de São Paulo, 1988-99

Dromey, C. 2018. New Horizons in Brazilian Contemporary Music: Grupo Novo Horizonte de São Paulo, 1988-99. Tempo. 72 (284), pp. 52-67. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298217001267

A century (and a bit) of Pierrot Ensembles: perspectives on Barcelona, London and São Paulo

Dromey, C. 2017. A century (and a bit) of Pierrot Ensembles: perspectives on Barcelona, London and São Paulo. Musical Modernism and the Commedia dell'arte. City, University of London, United Kingdom Jun 2017

Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire: man, music, legacy

Dromey, C. 2016. Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire: man, music, legacy. 57th Little Missenden Festival: Post-interval talk. Little Missenden, United Kinkdom 07 - 10 Oct 2016

The Pierrot Ensembles

Dromey, C. 2010. The Pierrot Ensembles. PhD thesis King's College, London Music

Programme notes (2008 - present) for the London Chamber Music Society (LCMS), Kings Place, London

Dromey, C. 2016. Programme notes (2008 - present) for the London Chamber Music Society (LCMS), Kings Place, London. London Chamber Music Society.

So You Want to Write An Opera?

Dromey, C. 2015. So You Want to Write An Opera? The Works: Magazine of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

Dorothy Dorow

Dromey, C. 2015. Dorothy Dorow. in: Grove Music Online (Oxford Music Online) Oxford University Press (OUP).

Pierrot ensemble

Dromey, C. 2015. Pierrot ensemble. in: Grove Music Online (Oxford Music Online) Oxford University Press (OUP).

Modernism(s) reborn? British chamber music in analysis

Dromey, C. 2014. Modernism(s) reborn? British chamber music in analysis. 16th Annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association (MSA 16): Confluence and Division. Pittsburgh, USA 06 - 09 Nov 2014

The Pierrot Ensemble in Brazil: the music of Harry Crowl and Silvio Ferraz

Dromey, C. 2014. The Pierrot Ensemble in Brazil: the music of Harry Crowl and Silvio Ferraz. Fourth International Meeting for Chamber Music. University of Brasília, Brazil 12 Apr 2014

Competitions: Classical and Popular

Dromey, C. 2014. Competitions: Classical and Popular. in: Thompson, W. (ed.) Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia Sage.

Hierarchical organization

Dromey, C. 2014. Hierarchical organization. in: Thompson, W. (ed.) Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia Sage.

Dances and Laments: Chamber Music by Peter Fribbins

Dromey, C. 2014. Dances and Laments: Chamber Music by Peter Fribbins. Guild.

A Century of Pierrot Ensembles, 1912-2012

Dromey, C. 2013. A Century of Pierrot Ensembles, 1912-2012. Music Colloquia. King’s College London 16 Oct 2013

Prospects for Neomodernism in the Music of Matthew Taylor and Peter Fribbins

Dromey, C. 2013. Prospects for Neomodernism in the Music of Matthew Taylor and Peter Fribbins. International Journal for Contemporary Composition. 7, pp. 1-19.

A Snapshot of the Pierrot Ensemble Today

Dromey, C. 2013. A Snapshot of the Pierrot Ensemble Today. Proceedings of the Third International Meeting for Chamber Music.

The Pierrot Ensembles, 1912-2012

Dromey, C. 2013. The Pierrot Ensembles, 1912-2012. Concerts and Colloquia series. Middlesex University 24 Jan 2013

A Snapshot of the 'Pierrot' Ensemble Today

Dromey, C. 2013. A Snapshot of the 'Pierrot' Ensemble Today. Third International Meeting for Chamber Music, organised by Dr Zoltan Paulinyi. University of Évora, Portugal 08 - 10 Jan 2013

Prospects for a British 'Second Modernity' in the Music of Matthew Taylor and Peter Fribbins

Dromey, C. 2012. Prospects for a British 'Second Modernity' in the Music of Matthew Taylor and Peter Fribbins. New Music in Britain, organised by Dr Eva Mantzourani. Canterbury Christ Church University 10 - 12 May 2012

The Pierrot Ensembles: Chronicle and Catalogue, 1912-2012

Dromey, C. Wintle, C. (ed.) 2012. The Pierrot Ensembles: Chronicle and Catalogue, 1912-2012. London Plumbago.

Peter Fribbins: Chamber and Orchestral Works

Dromey, C. 2011. Peter Fribbins: Chamber and Orchestral Works. Guild.

Peter Fribbins: Chamber Music for Strings

Dromey, C. 2010. Peter Fribbins: Chamber Music for Strings. Guild.

Benjamin Britten’s 'Pierrot' Ensembles

Dromey, C. 2010. Benjamin Britten’s 'Pierrot' Ensembles. in: Riley, M. (ed.) British Music and Modernism, 1895-1960 Farnham Ashgate. pp. 219-247

Peter Maxwell Davies.

Dromey, C. 2008. Peter Maxwell Davies. in: Wintle, J. (ed.) New Makers of Modern Culture New York Routledge.

Three Pedagogic Innovations to Improve Learning on the BA Music and Arts Management Programme

Dromey, C., Anastasiades, M. and Yiangou, C. 2007. Three Pedagogic Innovations to Improve Learning on the BA Music and Arts Management Programme. Conference co-presented by the School of Health and Social Science and the Centre for Learning and Quality Enhancement (CLQE) “On Formative Assessment”. Middlesex University, London, UK 12 Nov 2007

Zemlinsky’s Surface Structures: Maiblumen blühten überall and the String Sextet Genre

Dromey, C. 2007. Zemlinsky’s Surface Structures: Maiblumen blühten überall and the String Sextet Genre. in: Frith, M. (ed.) Zemlinsky Studies Middlesex University Press. pp. 77-89

Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, and the String Sextet

Dromey, C. 2006. Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, and the String Sextet. Zemlinsky Lost and Found, conference organised by Dr Mine Dogantan Dack, Dr Peter Fribbins and Dr Christopher Dromey. Middlesex University, London, UK 11 Oct 2006

The “Pierrot” Ensemble before the Pierrot Players

Dromey, C. 2006. The “Pierrot” Ensemble before the Pierrot Players. Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire and Its Legacy. Kingston University 02 Mar 2006

The 'Pierrot' Ensemble in London: The Birth of a Genre?

Dromey, C. 2005. The 'Pierrot' Ensemble in London: The Birth of a Genre? Society for Music Analysis TAGS conference. University of East Anglia 23 Apr 2005
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