Mark Everist


Professor Mark Everist is a Professor of Music at the University of Southampton.

My teaching and research focus on the music of western Europe in the period 1150-1330, French 19th-century stage music between the Restoration and the Commune, Mozart, reception theory, and historiography. I am the author of Polyphonic Music in Thirteenth-Century France (1989), French Motets in the Thirteenth Century (1994), Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824-1828 (2002), Giacomo Meyerbeer and Music Drama in Nineteenth-Century Paris (2005), Mozart’s Ghosts: Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture (2012), Discovering Medieval Song (2018), as well as editor of three volumes of the Magnus Liber Organi for Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre (2001-2003) and seven collections of essays.

I taught at King’s College London (1982-1996), and am now Professor of Music at the University of Southampton, where I was Head of Music from 1997-2001, and again from 2006-2010.  In 2010, I was appointed Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Director of the Arts and Humanities Graduate School.  I teach undergraduate courses on the middle ages, the 18th and 19th centuries, and masters courses on research methods and critical practice. My PhD supervision encompasses dissertations on early 19th century French opera, 15th-century mass composition, Sibelius, Verdi, the Notre-Dame conductus, organum and the 13th-century motet.

I have published in Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Revue de Musicologie, Revue Belge de Musicologie, 19th-Century Music, Early Music History, Cambridge Opera Journal, Acta Musicologica, Plainsong and Medieval Music, Music & Letters, Journal of Musicology and elsewhere. I was editor of the Journal of the Royal Musical Association from 1990-1994, continued to serve as a member of its editorial board until 2018, and was the editor of the Royal Musical Association’s monographs series from 1995-2011. A member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Advanced Research Panel 7 (Music and Performing Arts) from 2001 to 2005, I was  a member of its Peer Review College from 2005 to 2018 and a Strategic Reviewer from 2013-2018. I was an institutional auditor for the Quality Assurance Agency from 2002-2005, and was chair and leader for research of the committee of the National Association for Music in Higher Education from 2004 to 2008.  A recipient of publication prizes from the American Musicological Society in consecutive years (2010 and 2011), I am a fellow of the Academia Europaea, and was President of the Royal Musical Association from 2011-2018.  I was elected corresponding member of the American Musicological Society in 2014.

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