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Dr Simon Desbruslais

Biography Dr Desbruslais is a trumpet soloist and musicologist, with active research interests in music theory, analysis, and performance studies.

He is author of The Music and Music Theory of Paul Hindemith (Boydell & Brewer), and was the first British scholar to publish in the Russian Journal of Music Theory.

In performance, Dr Desbruslais has an international profile which includes critically-acclaimed recordings.

In particular, he works with composers to commission new works, epitomised by his albums for Signum Classics, Psalm: Contemporary British Trumpet Concertos and The Art of Dancing. He also performs with many leading baroque ensembles using the natural trumpet.
Research Interests Performance studies

Music theory and analysis

Performance practice

Choral music
Teaching and Learning Undergraduate:
Music in Practice 1 & 2
Advanced Performance 1 & 2
Handel's Dramatic Works

Research Methods
Music Studies 1 & 2
Technical Skills 1 & 2