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Professor John Pickard

Teaching

I teach composition and orchestration at Undergraduate and MA levels, and have numerous research students, pursuing composition studies at MMus/PhD level.

Though most of my teaching these days is composition based, over the years I have enjoyed teaching historical studies including units on Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen; Elgar; experimental music in the twentieth century.

I regularly conduct the University Symphony Orchestra and University Choral Society, giving several concerts a year in programmes that include established masterpieces from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, neglected works and music by some of Bristol's student composers.

Professor John Pickard