Thomas Schmidt - Curriculum vitae#


Current Position
  • Dean of Music, Humanities and Media and Professor of Musicology, University of Huddersfield (since 2017)

Previous Appointments and Fellowships
  • 2015 - 2017 Head of the Division of Art History, Drama and Music (School of Arts, Languages and Cultures), University of Manchester
  • 2012 - 2017 Professor of Music, University of Manchester; since 2017 Honorary Professor
  • 2009 Appointment to the Academia Europaea (European Academy of Arts and Sciences)
  • 2008 Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
  • 2005 - 2012 Professor (established chair) and Head of Music, Bangor University
  • 2004 - 2005 Visiting professor, University of Frankfurt
  • 2002 - 2005 Heisenberg Senior Research Scholar of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council)
  • 2001 - 2005 Senior Lecturer (Privatdozent), University of Heidelberg
  • 1998 - 1999 Fedor Lynen Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign
  • 1995 - 2002 Full-time Postdoctoral Researcher for the project 'Cappella Sistina' (Music and Musical Sources of the Papal Chapel) of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (on leave 1998–1999)
  • 1995 - 2002 Part-time Lecturer at the Department of Musicology, University of Heidelberg (on leave 1998–1999)

Qualifications
  • 2018 Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (application pending)
  • 2001 Habilitation (senior doctorate) in musicology, Heidelberg University
  • 1995 PhD in musicology (summa cum laude), Heidelberg University
  • 1989 - 1995 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies at the Universities of Heidelberg and Chapel Hill, USA (Musicology, Medieval and Modern History, Italian)

Senior Leadership
  • At the University of Huddersfield
    • 2018 Appointment to Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
    • 2017 - present Dean of Music, Humanities and Media: head of one of seven schools within the university, reporting directly to the VC; member of university Senior Management Team; manager of c. 100 academic staff and a budget of c. £11m
  • At the University of Manchester:
    • 2016 - 2017 Headstart Senior Leadership programme (Leadership Foundation)
    • 2015 - 2017 Head of the Division of Art History, Drama and Music: line manager of c. 40 academic staff and c. 70 p/t tutors
    • 2014 - 2015 Head of Research for Music
    • 2012 - 2015 Head of Postgraduate Research for the Division
  • At Bangor Unversity:
    • 2006 - 2012 Head of the School of Music: line manager of c. 15 academic staff and c. 30 p/t tutors; ex officio member of University Senate; Co-ordinator for Music UoA in RAE 2008 and REF 2014 (until 2012)

Service and Esteem
  • 2018 - present Member, College of Expert Reviewers, European Science Foundation (ESF)
  • 2014 - 2019 Chair of Events Committee, Royal Musical Association
  • 2012 - 2020 Member, AHRC Peer Review College (Strategic Reviewer from 2016)
  • 2008 - 2013 Chair, National Association for Music in Higher Education (NAMHE)
  • 2008 - present Secretary, The Plainsong and Medieval Music Society (PMMS)
  • 2007 - 2010 Member of Council, Royal Musical Association (RMA)
  • External examiner or course moderator at Durham University, University of Cambridge, University of Manchester, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore)
  • External programme reviewer for University of Birmingham (2017) and University of Southampton (2018)
  • Referee or external examiner for AHRC, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Universität Regensburg, Österreichischer Wissenschaftsfonds, Kunstuniversität Graz, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Belgian National Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NFWO), Duke University, Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin)

Grant Capture
  • 2010 - 2014 Principal Investigator and project director for AHRC research grant 'Production and Reading of Music Sources, c. 1480 - 1530' (£ 797,615 and a fully funded PhD studentship; at the time the highest ever award by the AHRC to a free-standing Music project)
  • 2010 - 2011 Co-Investigator for Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music grant under the AHRC Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement for Impact (DEDEFI) scheme (£ 189,137) [PI: Prof. Elizabeth Eva Leach, University of Oxford]
  • 2009 AHRC Research Leave Grant for Edition of Mendelssohn, Antigone op. 55 for the Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, £ 32,400
  • 2007 Co-investigator for project 'Neurophysiological basis of language and vocal music' [PI: Dr Christoph Klein, Bangor University School of Psychology], British Academy Small Grant, £ 6,300
  • 2007 British Academy Conference Grant, £ 1,990
  • 2005 - 2007 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Large Research Grant for 'The Motet Database Catalogue Online', c. € 250,000

Major Research and Advisory Activities
  • 2017 - present Member, Commission mixte of the Répertoire Internation des Sources Musicales (RISM)
  • 2013 - present Co-ordinator, Annual Medieval and Renaissance Conferences
  • 2013 Main Organiser of AHRC-funded 'Production and Reading of Music Sources' conference (London: BL and Warburg Institute) [3 days, 23 papers, c. 60 participants]
  • 2008 Main Organiser of 'Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference' (Bangor) [4 days, c. 100 papers, c. 150 participants]
  • 2007 Organiser of Conference 'On the relationship of imitation and text treatment? The Motet around 1500' (Bangor) [4 days, 31 papers, c. 50 participants]
  • 1998 - present Collaborator, Leipziger Gesamtausgabe der Werke von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
  • Member of Editorial or Advisory Boards, Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (http://www.diamm.ac.uk), Mendelssohn-Gesellschaft (Berlin), DIAMM Facsimiles (Oxford), Early Music, Journal of the Alamire Foundation, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart

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