1. Undergraduate applicants to City, University of London
  2. Music, Sound and Technology at City

Music, Sound and Technology at City

Our BSc in Music, Sound and Technology course is a new innovative, Industry focused program at City, University of London and is accredited by JAMES. The course has been expertly designed to develop your skills in digital audio technologies and creative innovation. Find out more about the department.

Our staff have come from across the globe and have taught in many very well established institutions such as Harvard, Dartmouth, Columbia, The Royal College of Music London, and the Sorbonne in Paris. Many of them have worked as performers and composers and have travelled the world to perform! Our staff are also very active researchers in their disciplines.

Here’s a quick overview of a few of our Music, Sound and Technology staff who may teach you. If you attend one of our Applicant Days you’ll get to meet even more of them.

Dr Tullis Rennie

Dr Tullis Rennie - Lecturer 

An exciting country/place that you have played in?

Last year I was lucky enough to present work in São Paulo, Brazil - the experimental electronic music scene there is really vibrant.

Best/Most memorable concert that you have attended?

City has a brilliant selection of concerts every week - all for free! A particularly memorable one recent was Seth Cluett presenting a tribute to Pauline Oliveros. A number of students were lucky to be a part of that performance, too.

Highlight of Music teaching career so far?

I was very pleased that CUEE - the experimental ensemble that I facilitate - performed a full concert at IKLECTIK in Waterloo, a well-regarded creative hub for improvised music in London.

If you could give one piece of advice for Music students?

Work hard and play hard. The course demands a lot, and so does London’s cultural offering - make the most of both!

The best thing about YOUR course?

In the Electronic Dance Music module that I lead, DJs and producers working in the industry visit the class to talk and share their experiences, plus we have a field trip to be shown around Fabric, which is just down the road!

Dr Aaron Einbond

Dr Aaron Einbond - Senior Lecturer

An exciting country/place that you have played in?

I was honored to perform my work in Seoul, South Korea in 2010. It was a great place for musical and cultural exchange, and the food was amazing.

Highlight of Music teaching career so far?

When I lived in Berkeley, California, Phil Lesh, the bass player from the Grateful Dead, showed up for one of my music classes.

The best thing about YOUR course?

The location- London! The course combines visits from industry leaders, concerts by internationally renowned performers, and lecturers who are all working music professionals, because the music scene is all happening right in front of our doorstep.

Dr Claudia Molitor

Dr Claudia Molitor - Lecturer

An exciting country/place that you have played in?

About six years ago, in Denmark, we took over a tiny basement staircase where we built a small performance space for 3 audience members at a time… not exactly glamorous, but so unusual we still look back fondly.

If you could give one piece of advice for Music students?

Go to as many concerts, talks, exhibitions, workshops as you possibly can- where we are in London is perfect for accessing many free events.

The best thing about YOUR course?

Surely eating chocolate as a part of exploring the relationship between taste and sound!

Will Goring

Will Goring - Technical Director, City Studios

Will trained as a chef, then trained as a recording engineer, working with anything from thrash metal to classical music. In the 90s, he wrote/engineered a lot of dance (EDM) music. 150,000 record sales, 2 top 40s and 7 record/publishing deals later, he starting teaching at the Royal Academy of Music. He then moved to Oxford University and among other things, built their new recording studios there. Will has been at City, University of London since 2010 as Technical Director.

Best/Most memorable concert that you have attended?

Either The Clash, Brixton Academy, sometime in the 1980s or Sinead O’Connor, supporting INXS, Sheffield City Hall. Yes, I have been around for that long! More recently, I would have to say Leftfield.

Highlight of Music teaching career so far?

It is incredibly rewarding when I receive great feedback from the students about how much they have learnt. I have been doing this for 17 years now, and it never gets old.

If you could give one piece of advice for Music students?

It has probably been said many time before, but while you are studying here, make the most of the many opportunities that will come your way, the world class facilities, and the very knowledgeable, helpful staff. City University Music department has all three of these in abundance.

The best thing about YOUR course?

The best thing about the Sound Recording modules is that with all the additional support which is given around them, you can come in at a relatively low level, and leave with the knowledge to walk into any commercial recording studio and know exactly what you are doing.

Joshua Mitchell

Joshua Mitchell - Technician, City Studios

An exciting country/place that you have played in? 

Glastonbury 2016!

Highlight of Music teaching career so far? 

Teaching my first A-Level Music Technology class in 2016

If you could give one piece of advice for Music students?

I would advise that you network and make the most out of the environment at City. The facilities are unaffordable to the average student in the real world, so, use it, learn it and do not take the access for granted.