Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts Member of the Royal Musical Association Trustee, The Tallis Scholars Trust Member of editorial committee, Musica Britannica Chair (2002-5), National Association for Music in Higher Education Member of the American Musicological Society Advisory Board member, Kurt Weill Edition, Yale Broadway Masters series, Ivor Gurney Society Journal
Areas of expertise
Popular American and British musical theatre; Jerome Kern; Gerald Finzi; Stephen Sondheim; English music; Elgar, Vaughan Williams, the English art song; history of music in Britain; classical (art) music; musicals; music and words; lyrics; history of music in the British Empire.
Plenty of interviews on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 as well as local radio. Have written and presented whole series of Radio 3 programmes in the past. Have written numerous reviews and articles for non-academic magazines and the odd newspaper. Have given many pre-concert or pre-show talks (e.g. Symphony Hall, Birmingham; Barbican; National Theatre; Wigmore Hall).