Simeon A. Smith, postgraduate research student at RHUL and teacher of music at Reed's.






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I am a scholar-teacher currently undertaking PhD research at Royal Holloway, University of London, and teaching at Reed's School, Cobham. My research interests lie at the intersection of musicology, anthropology, and philosophy and my current research centres on decolonization and music analysis.


Research interests

American music, avant-garde music, British music, colonialism, critical theory, decolonization, early modernism, education, epistemology, ethnomusicology, gender, global intellectual history, interdisciplinary modernity, modernism, music analysis, music and computer science, music and mathematics, music and philosophy, music and political economy, music and religion, music and social anthropology, music education, ontology, Orientalism, otherness, pitch-class set theory, postcolonialism, post-tonal analysis, race, Riemannian analysis, twentieth-century music.


Teaching interests

Anthropology, collaborative learning, distance learning, ensemble performance, ethnomusicology, film music, harmony and counterpoint, historical musicology (late nineteenth through to late twentieth century repertoires), jazz theory and history, music analysis, music technology, philosophy, popular music, studio composition and production.


Personal interests

Acoustics, anything extreme avant-garde, audio technology, bebop, brass band music, computer programming, contemporary art, economics, free jazz, Go (game), guitar, landscape, late quartets of Beethoven, law, logic, Marxist Greek song, modern languages and linguistics, oboe, organology, phonetics, piano, political science, psychology, religion, sailing, saxophone(s), sound recording, string quartets, Tetris, twentieth century history, United States geography, vintage computing, walking/hiking.