Mr Peter Watts

MNZM, MA, PGCE, LRAM

Biography

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

Distinctions/Honours

MNZM for services to Choral Music in New Zealand

Committees/Professional groups/Services

School of Music Staff Committee

Musicology 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

Contact details

Office hours

Monday 1-2pm

Wednesday 11am-12pm

Primary location

FISHER BUILDING - Bldg 804
Level 6, Room 603
18 WATERLOO QD
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand