About us

The Christchurch bicycle band, New Zealand, c.1890

CHOMBEC Management Committee:

  • Guido Heldt (Co-Director)
  • Stephen Banfield (Founder)
  • Annika Forkert
  • Katie Guthrie
  • John Pickard
  • Matthew Spring
  • Yvette Staelens
  • Nicholas Nourse
  • Fabian Huss (administrator)


External Advisors:


Honorary Associates

  • Prof Kerry Murphy (Associate Professor of Music, University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Barry Smith (Organist Emeritus, St George's Cathedral, Cape Town)
  • Prof Nicholas Temperley (Professor Emeritus of Musicology, University of Illinois)
  • Prof Philip Payton (Professor of Cornish and Australian Studies and Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter)
  • Dr Harry Diack Johnstone (Reader Emeritus in Music, St Anne's College, Oxford, and General Editor, Musica Britannica)


Corresponding Members

  • Per Ahlander (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Richard Barnard (City of Bath)
  • Kate Bowan (Australian National University, Canberra)
  • Suzanne Cole (University of Melbourne)
  • Alisabeth Concord (Victoria BC, Canada)
  • Morag Grant (Scotland)
  • Amanda Haste (France)
  • Roe-Min Kok (McGill University, Montreal)
  • Nathaniel Lew (St Michael's College, Colchester, USA)
  • Stephanus Muller (DOMUS, Stellenbosch, South Africa)
  • Jennifer Oates (Queen's College, CUNY)
  • Paul Watt (Monash University, Melbourne)
  • Susan Wollenberg (University of Oxford)


CHOMBEC Contact Details:

Fabian Huss
Department of Music
Victoria Rooms
Queens Road

email: chombec-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk