Andrew King

Dr Andrew King

Senior Lecturer in Music and Technology/ Head of School

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

01482 465370

Dr King is the Interim Head of the School of Arts having previously led the music subject area. He has led major research projects funded by AHRC, the Arts Council, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (via PRSF, Sound and Music) in the areas of online music education, psychological wellbeing and evaluating the impact of composer residencies.

Between 2009 and 2013, he was Deputy Dean then Associate Principal of the University's Scarborough Campus. He has acted as external examiner at a number of universities and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Music, Technology and Education.


Research Interests

  • The pedagogical approach to sound recording practice

  • The influence of technology on sound recording practice

  • Online music education

  • Music and psychological wellbeing

Research groups

  • Principal Investigator on research projects including the £112k (AHRC/Arts Council) 'Connect: Resound' study and the £60k Remote Music Education Network (Arts Council), and a £29k study (Paul Hamlyn Foundation via PRSF) to investigate psychological wellbeing and evaulate the impact of composer residencies as part of Hull's City of Culture year.

  • Member of the Audio Engineering Society Education Committee.


King A, Himonides E and Ruthmann A (Eds), The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology and Education (Routledge, 2017)

King A and Himonides E (Eds), Music, Technology and Education: Critical Perspectives (Ashgate, 2016)

King A, 'Studio Pedagogy: Perspectives from Record Producers’ in King A and Himonides E (Eds), Music, Technology and Education: Critical Perspectives (Ashgate, 2016)

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Studio Production 1

  • Creative Studio Production

  • Acoustics and Studio Design

  • Live Sound

Research PhDs

Dr King offers supervision in the areas of record studio pedagogy, online music education, record production and music education.

Completed PhDs

Dr Niall Thomas (2016)

Current PhD supervisions 

David Nickerson (2017–)
Stephen Borg (2012–2017)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • University Teaching Fellow

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BMus (Hons) Music, University of Huddersfield, 1998

  • PhD, Northumbria University, 2005

External roles

  • Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal of Music, Technology and Education

  • Served on review panels for international conferences in music education and computer music

  • External examiner for the Open University, the Royal Northern College of Music, the University of Wolverhampton and the University of Wellington (New Zealand)

  • Academic Lead when BBC Introducing delivered a live broadcast from the University music studios

  • Member of 'The Corporation', the governing body of Wyke College, Hull

Professional highlights

Reviews for The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education

"Distinctive contributions are always welcomed in the literature, so it was with great pleasure that I became acquainted with this edited volume that draws together valuable insights across a range of topics related to music, technology, and education. Because it fills a much-needed gap in the literature, this comprehensive, insightful, and unique volume will be applauded by music educators internationally."

Gary McPherson, Ormond Professor and Director, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the University of Melbourne, Australia

"This volume is a testament to our growing understanding of technology and its role in music learning. The editors have assembled a powerful set of writings that, on the one hand provide a badly needed conceptual frame for music technology and education, and on the other provide dramatic and meaningful examples of practical usage. Voices from engineering and computer science are welcome additions. Impressive are the descriptions of progressive applications nuanced by our understanding of the social context of learning, written by some of our finest scholars."

Peter R Webster, Scholar-in-Residence, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, USA