Academic Profile


J. P. E. Harper-Scott is Emeritus Professor of Music History and Theory at Royal Holloway Music Department. He was General Editor of the Cambridge University Press series Music in Context, a member of the Editorial Board of Music Analysis, a trustee of the Society for Music Analysis, a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College, and a member of the Council for the Defence of British Universities. He was also a maintainer of the Golden Pages for Musicologists, which lists conferences in musicology.

This page gives details of his professional life. A biographical note is offered here, and an explanation of why he left academia in September 2021 is here.

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I have produced six books (with a seventh in press), and have published widely on symphonic music and opera of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A full list of my publications is shown here.

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Music in Context

‘Music in Context’ is a book series for the Cambridge University Press music list, for which I am General Editor. This page gives further information on the series aims, a list of current books in the series, and outlines the process of submitting a proposal.

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PhD Students

I welcome email enquiries from potential PhD students in any of my areas of research. Details of my current and former PhD students are found here.

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