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Thomas Hyde

Dr Thomas Hyde

Lecturer in Music Composition


Tom is a composer and academic. His output includes many commissioned works produced over the last twenty years. Recent pieces have included a Symphony for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and a full-length opera, 'Aiding and Abetting' (2019-22) commissioned by Scottish Opera. Tom has taught at City University and held a junior fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music. He combines his current role at KCL with a senior research fellowship at Worcester College, Oxford. In 2017 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and in 2023 was appointed a vice-President of the Presteigne Festival. He is chair of the Lucille Graham Trust, a small charity supporting education music projects in the London area.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Composition


  • Composition (at both undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level)
  • Music Analysis (undergraduate)
  • Music Theory

Selected publications

  • ‘Symphonying’, The Cambridge Companion to the British Symphony, ed. Nicholas Jones (forthcoming, 2025)
  • Stephen Dodgson: A Centenary Celebration, ed. Oliver Chandler & Thomas Hyde, de la Porte Publishing (2024)
  • Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Paterson (Resonus, 2021)
  • ‘Michael Tippett: The Biography; The Pre-History of ‘The Midsummer Marriage’, Twentieth-Century Music, Cambridge University Press, Vol 17(2), 2020
  • David Matthews: Essays, Tributes and Criticism, ed. Thomas Hyde, Plumbago Books, 2014