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School of Arts and Media

Dr Adam Hart

Lecturer in Music Technology

Biography

My areas of specialism are audio programming, studio composition and creative applications of technology. Having a background in education ranging from primary to higher learning, I have always been interested in the connection between technology and pedagogy. My PhD project ‘A Constructivist Approach to the Development of Interactive Digital Technology for Musical Learning’ was awarded a scholarship by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, and I am currently developing and testing a music composition app for children, Paynter.

Teaching

BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology (Studio Composition, Audio for Media, Fundamentals of Composition, Arranging and Technology)

MA Music, Interactive Music and Advanced Studio Production (Interactive and Emergent Music Programming Techniques)

Research Interests

Digital technology in music education; Creativity and technology; Wellbeing in relation to music and digital technologies; Constructivism and constructionism; Software design and development

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD Music – University of Salford (2018)

PGCE Music – Edge Hill University (2014)

MA Music Composition – University of Salford (2013)

BA (Hons) Popular Music & Recording – University of Salford (2009)

Publications

Hart, A. (2017) Towards an Effective Freeware Resource for Music Composition in the Primary Classroom. London Review of Education, 15(3).

Hart, A. (2017) The Tablet as a Classroom Musical Instrument. Athens Journal of Education, 4(3).

Hart, A. (2016) Microtonal Tunings in Electronic Dance Music: A Survey of Precedent and Potential. Contemporary Music Review, 1-21.