Dr Anne M. Hyland

Lecturer in Music Analysis

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Anne Hyland is Lecturer in Music Analysis at the University of Manchester. She obtained her undergraduate and Master's degrees (BA [hons], BMus, and MMus) from University College Dublin, in Ireland, during which time she was awarded Gradam na Gaeilge from Bord na Gaeilge. Her doctoral research was undertaken with Prof. Nicholas Marston at King's College, Cambridge where Anne was a member of King's Voices. From 2011-12, Anne lectured in music at Trinity College, Dublin and Dundalk Institute of Technology before taking up a lectureship in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2012. She joined the Faculty of Music at University of Manchester in 2014 and since then has held the position of Admissions Tutor for Music (2014-19) and has overseen and delivered the Analysis pathway of the curriculum from 1st year to PG level.

Anne's research interests are in the analysis, reception history, and editing of nineteenth-century instrumental music. She is especially concerned with the music of Franz Schubert, the analysis of sonata and variation forms, music temporality, and the intersection between music history and analysis. She has published widely on Schubert's instrumental music from a range of analytical and philosophical perspectives in peer-reviewed journals including Music Analysis (2009), Eighteenth-Century Music (2015), and Music Theory Spectrum (2016). Her article, 'Rhetorical Closure in the First Movement of Schubert's Quartet in C Major, D46: a Dialogue with Deformation' won the Music Analysis 25th Anniversary Award. She has contributed to a number of edited volumes including Rethinking Schubert (Oxford University Press, 2016); Schubert's Late Music: History, Theory, Style (Cambridge University Press, 2016), The String Quartet: from the Provate to the Public Sphere (Turnhout: Brepols, 2016), and Drama in the Music of Franz Schubert (Boydell and Brewer, 2019). She is currently completing a monograph entitled, Schubert's String Quartets: Lyric Form, Lyric Teleology for Cambridge University Press's Music in Context Series.

Anne's new research project centres on string-quartet performance and publication in Vienna in the decades surrounding 1800. Supported by a BA/Leverhulme research grant, the project develops an historicist approach to musical analysis, focussing specifically on the Austro-Germanic tradition in early nineteenth-century Vienna.

Beyond the university, Anne is Associate Editor of Music Analysis (2020-) and has been a member of the editorial board of the journal since 2009 (Editorial Assistant, 2009-2017, and Critical Forum Editor, 2017-20). She also sits on the editorial board of Music Theory Spectrum and the advisory board of the Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale (RATM), one of two journals published by the Italian Gruppo Analisi a Teoria Musicale (GATM).

Anne served for many years on the council of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, and she is the current Equality and Diversity Officer for the Society for Music Analysis. Since 2019, she is also been a member of the steering committee of EDIMS, a group working to improve Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Higher Education.

External positions

Associate Editor, Music Analysis

1 May 2020 → …

Equality and Diversity Officer, Soceity for Music Analysis

1 Aug 2017 → …

Critical Forum Editor, Music Analysis, Society for Music Analysis

1 Jan 2017 → …

Editorial Assistant, Music Analysis, Society for Music Analysis

201031 Dec 2016

Education / academic qualifications

  • Master of Music University College Dublin
  • Bachelor of Music University College Dublin
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Tautology or Teleology: Towards an Understanding of Repetition in Franz Schubert's Instrumental Chamber Music, University of Cambridge

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