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Name Professor Stephen Banfield
Job title Emeritus Professor of Music
Department Department of Music University of Bristol
Contact details This expert can be contacted via the University of Bristol Public Relations Office.

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Qualifications MA(Cantab), DPhil(Oxon), FRCO
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies 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
Keywords music
musicology
musicals
song
Englishness
American music
empire
Sondheim
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.
Media experience 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).