Thomas returns to The College of Manchester, the place he spent 5 years as Professor of Musicology and Head of the Division of Artwork Historical past, Drama and Music. He has additionally held posts at Bangor College, the College of Frankfurt and the College of Huddersfield.
The function formally started on 1 July and is devoted to growing and driving strategic decision-making throughout the Faculty.
Professor Keith Brown, Vice-President and Dean of Humanities has stated on the appointment: “I sit up for working with Thomas as he returns to Manchester on this new function. I’m assured he’ll construct on Alessandro’s many achievements and can lead the Faculty from power to power.”
Previous to becoming a member of the College for his appointment as Head of Faculty, Schmidt was Visiting Professor on the College of Frankfurt, earlier than transferring to the UK in 2005 as Professor and Chair of Music at Bangor College. From 2012, he was Professor of Music at The College of Manchester (later additionally main the Division of Artwork Historical past, Drama and Music), and from 2017 he was Dean of Music, Humanities and Media on the College of Huddersfield.
Thomas studied on the College of Heidelberg and as a Fulbright Scholar in Chapel Hill. His key analysis pursuits are in music of the fifteenth/sixteenth and the 18th/nineteenth centuries.
On his appointment, Professor Schmidt stated: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as Vice-Dean and Head of Faculty of Arts, Languages and Cultures. I enormously sit up for returning to the establishment the place I beforehand spent a few of the most fulfilling years of my profession; I’m honoured and excited to be working with a devoted workforce of employees in one of many main Arts and Humanities colleges within the UK, and with the excellent college students it recruits.”
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