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Sophie Fuller

Programme Leader: PG Diploma, MA, MMus and MFA


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

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4397

Email: s.fuller@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Area of Work

Programme Leader PG Diploma, MMus, MFA and MA, Module Leader for Personal Projects, Music Co-ordinator for Research Lab, Component Leader for Music Now
Dr Sophie Fuller


Sophie Fuller is the author of The Pandora Guide to Women Composers: Britain and the United States, 1629-present (1994). As well as women’s musical creativity, her research interests include many different aspects of music, gender and sexuality but focus in particular on musical life in late 19th- and 20th-century Britain. She has published a wide range of essays in these areas, including ‘“Something Revolting”: Women, Creativity and Music after 50’ in Gender, Age and Musical Creativity ed. Colton and Haworth (2015) and ‘“The Finest Voice of the Century:” Clara Butt and Other Concert-hall and Drawing-room Singers of fin-de-siècle Britain’ in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century ed. Cowgill and Poriss (2012). Among other projects, Sophie is currently working with Dr Phyllis Weliver on Sounding Victorian, a collection of digital projects that explore aesthetic sound in Victorian Britain.

Qualifications and Educational Background

Sophie studied music at King’s College, London University where she completed her doctoral thesis on ‘Women Composers during the British Musical Renaissance, 1880-1918’. 

Teaching Experiences

Sophie’s teaching experience includes ten years of lecturing at the University of Reading. 

Creative Output

  • Author, The Pandora Guide to Women Composers: Britain and the United States, 1629-present (1994)
  • Co-editor / contributor, Queer Episodes in Music and Modern Identity (2002) with Lloyd Whitesell
  • Co-editor / contributor, The Idea of Music in Victorian Fiction (2004) and with Nicky Losseff 
  • Editorial Board Member, Twentieth-Century Music
  • Contributor, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • Contributor, The Oxford Companion to Music
  • Contributor, The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Contributor, Women Composers: Music through the Ages
  • Contributor, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
  • She has been a frequent contributor to various television and radio programmes as well as giving conference papers in the UK, the USA, France, Germany, Italy and Australia.
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