Anne M. Hyland

Anne M. Hyland


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Personal profile

Personal profile

Anne Hyland read Music and Modern Irish at University College Dublin, and was awarded a University Scholarship to pursue a Masters in Musicology with Julian Horton in 2004.  Anne completed her doctoral thesis on the function of repetition in Schubert's instrumental chamber music in 2010 with Nicholas Marston at King's College, University of Cambridge. Her doctoral work was supported by an AHRC Doctoral Award, a National University of Ireland Travelling Studentship, and a European Research Studentship awarded by King's College, Cambridge. At Cambridge, Anne supervised eighteenth- and nineteenth-century music analysis, undergraduate courses in the history of music, and analytical dissertations.

From 2011-12, Anne held simultaneously a full-time lectureship at Dundalk Institute of Technology and a part-time lectureship at Trinity College, Dublin where she instructed undergraduate courses on a range of subjects including harmony and counterpoint, analysis, the history of music, critical musicology and research methodologies. She joined the faculty at the Department of Music at Royal Holloway in September 2012.

Anne has been editorial assistant for Music Analysis since 2010 and is an advisory editor for The Musicology Review. She also sits on the Council of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (2012-15), for which she was the inaugural student representative (2006-09).

Research interests

To date, Anne's research has examined the ways in which Schubert's formal practices have been understood historically, with the aim of developing a theoretical framework that is better suited to the analysis of his music. She is currently working on a project which develops an historicist approach to the analysis of nineteenth-century musical form, focussing specifically on the Austro-Germanic tradition and the role of parataxis as a formal element in music of the early nineteenth century via a close reading of Schuberts instrumental music. In 2008, she won the award for the 25th Anniversary of the journal Music Analysis for her paper 'Rhetorical Closure in the First Movement of Schubert's Quartet in C Major, D46: a Dialogue with Deformation', which was subsequently published in Volume 28, No. 1 (2009). Her work has also appeared in  the Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland, and she has chapters forthcoming in a special analytical volume of Irish Musical Studies, edited by Julian Horton and Gareth Cox, and in Schubert's Late Music in History and Theory (CUP).


  • Music analysis
  • Schubert
  • Nineteenth-century musical form
  • Reception studies
  • Historical musicology
  • Musical Form