Principal Lecturer in Classical Music

Dr Carl Vincent (PhD, MMus, FNCM, FVCM, LRAM, PGCE, SFHEA, FRSA) is Principal Lecturer in Classical Music (Specialist Study Leader).

Carl teaches modules in Performance, Harmony and Counterpoint, Twentieth century History and Analysis, Composition and Principles of Orchestration, Journalism, and Dissertation.

His research interests include Miklos Rozsa and the Hollywood Epic in the 1950s/1960s, The music of Prokofiev in the Soviet Union, and The symphony in England and America in the Twentieth century. Presently he is writing a book that deals with the harmonic concepts used in music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Carl studied composition with Philip Wilby at Leeds and privately with Dr Francis Jackson OBE and Sir Malcolm Arnold.

Career highlights include the European Brass Band Championship 2006 (Belfast), Gala night commission for Black Dyke Band: A Night at the Movies, and Grassington Festival: Adagio for Strings.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of the Prokofiev Foundation (Goldsmiths) and a member of the Film Society (Los Angeles).

Compositions include:

A Night at the Movies (pub. Kirklees Music)
Trombone Concerto (pub. Kirklees Music)
Adagio for Strings
Prelude and Fugue (written for the Annual Festival of New Organ Music 2007 and performed in London and Lisbon)
Fanfare for Organ ( written to commemorate the Royal Canadian College of Organists centenary celebrations)

Featured work

The Black Dyke Band performs Carl's composition, 'A Night at the Movies', in Belfast, 2006:

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