Nikki Moran




I joined Music at Edinburgh in September 2007 after postgraduate research at Open University and University of Cambridge, and a teaching post at the University of East London. During my BMus degree at City University, London, I studied classical viola performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and took weekly classes in North Indian classical music performance with Prof. Gerry Farrell. I subsequently studied as a sitar student of Pandit Arvind Parikh in Mumbai, India. From 2002 to 2007, I busked regularly and led workshops in North Indian music for schools and community music projects. I enjoy everyday music making with local ensembles and friends. I play viola regularly with ensembles in Edinburgh and Glasgow including Edimpro and GIO (Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra), and occasional gigs/concerts with groups including Grey Area and Orchestra of the Canongait.

Since returning from maternity leave in 2012, I've been leading the development of a new 4-year undergraduate programme, MA in Music, with my colleagues Matt Brennan and Raymond MacDonald, and I am Programme Director for this degree. My other current roles include Admissions Tutor and Widening Participation liaison for Music. From 2009-11, I held the administrative role of Quality Assurance and Enhancement Director.

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This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen informedly. It will cover material such as pitches and scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, meter, phrases and cadences, and basic harmony.

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