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Biography Professor King holds a personal research chair in music and technology. He was Head of the School of the Arts from 2017 until 2023 and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He previously led the music subject area and has led major research projects funded by AHRC, the Arts Council and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (via PRSF, Sound and Music) in the areas of online music education, psychological wellbeing and evaluating the impact of composer residencies. Professor King is part of the steering group for the revision of the QAA Benchmark statements for Music in 2024.

Between 2009 and 2013, he was Deputy Dean then Associate Principal of the University's Scarborough Campus. He has acted as external examiner at a number of universities and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Music, Technology and Education.

Reviews for The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education

'Distinctive contributions are always welcomed in the literature, so it was with great pleasure that I became acquainted with this edited volume that draws together valuable insights across a range of topics related to music, technology, and education. Because it fills a much-needed gap in the literature, this comprehensive, insightful, and unique volume will be applauded by music educators internationally.'

Gary McPherson, Ormond Professor and Director, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the University of Melbourne, Australia

'This volume is a testament to our growing understanding of technology and its role in music learning. The editors have assembled a powerful set of writings that, on the one hand provide a badly needed conceptual frame for music technology and education, and on the other provide dramatic and meaningful examples of practical usage. Voices from engineering and computer science are welcome additions. Impressive are the descriptions of progressive applications nuanced by our understanding of the social context of learning, written by some of our finest scholars.'

Peter R Webster, Scholar-in-Residence, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, USA

Professor King is a member of the Centre for Applied Research in the Arts (CARA). More information can be found here:
Research Interests music, technology, education
Scopus Author ID 35334411200
PhD Supervision Availability Yes
PhD Topics Professor King offers supervision in the areas of record studio pedagogy, online music education, record production and music education.

Completed PhDs

Dr Niall Thomas (2016)
Dr Stephen Borg (2017)
Dr Xiangming Zhang (2022)

Current PhD supervis