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Ceri Owen

Ceri Owen

Research Fellow, Sidney Sussex College


Ceri Owen is a Research Fellow in Music at Sidney Sussex College. She read for both her BA and DPhil in Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, where between 2010 and 2011 she was a Stipendiary Lecturer in Music. She completed an MPhil in Musicology at Clare College, Cambridge. Active both as a musicologist and as a pianist and song accompanist, she undertook her performance training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, becoming a Fellow at the School in 2014.

Her research attends to late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British music and musical culture, and to the European art song tradition, with particular interests in music and nationalism, music and landscape, and performance cultures. Her doctoral thesis, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and supervised by Daniel M. Grimley, was entitled ‘Vaughan Williams, Song, and the Idea of Englishness’. Her postdoctoral research project is a study of early twentieth-century English art song and art song performance. She has recently become a member of the Oxford Song Network: Poetry and Performance, based at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.