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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

Currently in the final stages of presenting his PhD thesis concerning the use of The Golden Ratio in musical theatre composition.

2016 - received funding to study the efects 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 → …

Keywords

  • MT Musical instruction and study

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Prizes

Mixed Choir of the Year 2017

Stephen Langston (Recipient), 14 Mar 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • UWS School Prize for Research Poster Design

    Stephen Langston (Recipient), 15 Mar 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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  • Activities

    • 11 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

    Legally Blonde The Musical

    Stephen Langston (Invited speaker)
    17 Jan 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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    Performance Showcase and Digital Art Exhibition

    Stephen Langston (Invited speaker)
    24 May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Beauty and the Beast

    Stephen Langston (Invited speaker)
    3 May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Chris Grady

    Stephen Langston (Host)
    1 Nov 2016

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

    The Addams Family

    Stephen Langston (Invited speaker)
    11 May 201614 May 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Press / Media

    Students perform the Scottish premiere of Aspects of Love

    Stephen Langston

    20/04/16

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Faeries - an essay on development

    Stephen Langston

    5/05/08

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Arabian Nights the Musical - Scottish Daily Record

    Stephen Langston

    13/11/02

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment