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Chris Caine

Professorial Staff - Academic


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4384


Area of Work

Applied Musicianship, Music Theory and Musicianship
Christopher Caine


Following the completion of his studies at Trinity College of Music, now Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Christopher Caine was appointed to teach initially in the Junior Department and later to the Music Faculty higher education programmes. He has held various posts within Trinity Laban including Head of Undergraduate Programmes and Programme Leader BMus. Having retired from both posts, he continues as a teacher of Applied Musicianship on the BMus (Hons) and of Music Theory and Musicianship on the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre.

Teaching Experience

Christopher’s principal teaching interest is musicianship – integrated approaches to developing aural and written skills, musical understanding and improvisation – about which he has been active in exploring approaches both nationally and internationally.

Apart from his commitments at Trinity Laban, Christopher conducts, works as a freelance musician and he has a particular interest in improvisation, composition and creative projects.

External Appointments

Christopher has worked as an external examiner within the UK conservatoire sector and as an advisor on the undergraduate music curriculum to universities and conservatoires at home and outside the UK.

He previously held a post in the UK Quality Assurance Agency as a university auditor, work which he is currently continuing within the context of MusiQuE, a European higher, education music accreditation agency.