Stephen Langston

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Area of academic expertise - outline

Stephen is an experienced practitioner and lecturer in theatrical performance with speciality subjects in musical theatre, technical theatre and musical direction.

He is an experienced composer of choral, orchestral and musical theatre repertoires with CD publications on the electric honey label of Wallace the musical and Sheherezade the Musical.

He has written the following musicals:

Wallace - RSAMD - 2000

Sheherezade - RSAMD - 2002, 2003, 2004

Faeries - East Kilbride Theatre, Gilmorehill Theatre - 2005 - Scottish tour - 2006 - Edinburgh Festival - 2007

The Green Door - Ayr Gaiety Theatre - 2015

Current research activities

Stephen recently completed a major piece of research concerning the use of the golden ratio in musical theatre. He was awarded a PhD for this research and a recent artical in the conversation [https://theconversation.com/the-golden-ratio-an-ancient-greek-formula-could-be-responsible-for-most-hit-musicals-160890] has now been read worldwide by 20,000 plus.

2016 - received funding to study the effects of relaxed performances upon people with learning difficulties with dementia.

Desired research direction

Investigating future PhD placements for research into musical therapy

Investigating future funding for advanced relaxed performance projects

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Technical Theatre Education and Research

Musical, Orchestral, Choral Commissions

External positions

Musical Director, Merchant Voices

30 Sep 2023 → …

Musical Director, Kirkintilloch Ladies CHoir

1 Sep 2016 → …

Keywords

  • MT Musical instruction and study

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