University of Surrey
Stephen Goss is Professor of Composition in the Department of Music and Media at the University of Surrey, UK.
He supervises PhD research students in topics including 20th and 21st Century music, composition, performance practice and performance.
If you are interested in studying for a Doctorate with Steve, please follow the links below.
Professor Stephen Goss Academic Profile
PhD in Music
Current Research Students
- Dimitrios Soukaras – composer collobarotions for new guitar music.
- Katalin Koltai – transcription and composer collobarotions for guitar using magnet capos.
- Daniel Marx – the influence of the Spanish guitar on southern German guitar practice of the 20th century.
- Nejc Kuhar – composition for guitar, concertos and etudes
- Michael Hughes (RCM) – the process of recycling material: compositions for guitar and chamber ensembles
- Jeff Morgan – composition
- Francesco Braggio – the music of Ferdinando Carulli
- Reggie Lawrence – editing guitar music
- Samantha Muir – the history of the ukulele
- Rossella Rubini – the music of Gino Marinuzzi jr
- Leon Mitchener – improvisation and composition
- James Dean – muscle memory and improvisation
- Sasha Savaloni (RCS) – transcriptions of Schubert for guitar
Recent PhD Completions
- Tom Kilworth (2021) – composition portfolio with a subsidiary project on contemporary Finnish music.
- Benjamin Bruant (2021) – composer/performer collaboration between Andrés Segovia and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
- Jeevan Rai (2019) – composer-electronicist paradigms in the age of digital immersion: open-sourcing, integration & liveness
- Luiz Mantovani (2019) RCM external advisor – the guitar music of Ferdinand Rebay
- Jake Willson (2016) – composition portfolio with subsidiary project analysing the works of Thomas Adès
- Marek Pasieczny (2015) – composition portfolio and subsidiary project analysing guitarist/composer interviews
- Stephen Farr (2014) – The solo organ and harpsichord works of Judith Bingham and a portfolio of performances, recordings and articles
- Grahame Klippel (2014) – Rhythmic accuracy in the new complexity repertoire; its assessment and role in performance practice with specific applications to the guitar
- Suk Jin Chang (2013) – Influence and compositional technique in the work of Toru Takemitsu and a portfolio of compositions
- Anthony Bonello (2012) – A mixed portfolio of original music compositions and a critical overview of the composers’ desktop project
- Milton Mermikides (2010) – Changes over time, a collection of compositions and theoretical writings
- Christian Benvenuti (2010) – Sound, noise and enthropy: an essay on information theory and music creation and a portfolio of compositions
- Jill Jarman (2010) – Using science and the natural environment to inform musical composition a portfolio of original compositions, with a subsidiary research project: ‘audience reception and promotion of contemporary classical music in the UK’
- Jonathan Leathwood (2009) – Ideas and idioms: composition, collaboration and interpretation in some recent guitar works and a portfolio of performances and recordings
- Nikolas Labrinakos (2006) – A portfolio of compositions, with a subsidiary research project ‘Tradition regained: a study of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett’s Partita (1995)’