Mr Peter Watts
MNZM, MA, PGCE, LRAM
Peter studied at Hull, Cambridge and the University of Auckland and has a special interest in English music of the late Renaissance.
In 2010 Peter returned to full-time university teaching after a break of 25 years, most of which he spent as a free-lance musician, specialising in conducting and accompanying work, along with numerous performances in schools and the wider community.
His passion for making music an essential part of life rather than as an added extra informs his teaching and other musical activities.
In 2005 Peter was awarded a MNZM for services to choral music in New Zealand.
Teaching | Current
Materials of music – theory and musicianship skills
Analysis and criticism
Musicology – Renaissance
Music studies for non-musicians
MNZM for services to Choral Music in New Zealand
School of Music Staff Committee
SOM Musicology Committee
SOM Resources Committee
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Watts, P. (2015). Music and Ceremonial at British Coronations from James I to Elizabeth II. BRITAIN AND THE WORLD, 8 (2), 272-273. 10.3366/brw.2015.0204