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Dr Stewart Campbell
Lecturer in Music, Management and Marketing



Dr Stewart Campbell is a seasoned business leader and manager with over 15 years of experience in the music and cultural industries. Throughout his career, Stewart has steered artistic programmes and cultural organisations across the UK's arts, higher education, and voluntary sectors. From an array of executive leadership, senior management, and board positions, Stewart brings to his teaching and research expertise in strategy and governance, artistic programming, corporate finance, charitable fundraising, marketing and audience development, and human resource management. 

Stewart holds a Bachelor's degree in Music (University of Sheffield) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration–MBA (Open University Business School). He is a Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and is a PRINCE2 accredited Project Manager. Stewart’s PhD research "Songs Without Borders" (University of Birmingham) was funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council award and investigated classical music audiences and music festival management. Stewart’s teaching and research interests continue to explore the areas of music management theory and practice, music organisation studies and theory, and live music audiences and musical reception.

Outside of Higher Education, Stewart works as a professional singer, and has performed regularly with a number of cathedral choirs across the UK, including currently with the Choir of York Minster.



Stewart’s research draws upon his experience in cultural leadership and music management, alongside work and training as a professional singer. Specific research interests include:

  • Organising in the music industries and music organisation studies
  • Music management practice
  • Live music audiences
  • Qualitative research methods to study music as a lived experience
  • Song studies, and vocal music and art forms that combine music and text

Research proposals are welcomed from prospective students in any of the above areas.

Current PhD students include:

Yufan Wang: Western Opera in Contemporary Mainland China: Reception and Reform



Stewart teaches and contributes towards several programmes across the School of Arts and Creative Technologies, in the areas of music and creative industries management, leadership, and business administration. Current teaching and supervision work includes:

  • Principles of Music Management (module leader, MA in Music, Management and Marketing)
  • Events Management (in the MA in Creative and Cultural Industries Management)
  • Leadership and Management in Music Education (in the MA in Music Education)


Selected publications

Selected research outputs include:

  • Campbell, S., 2024. ‘Complex Interpretative Song Worlds’, in Lazaroms, I (ed.) Song Studies: Approaches and Perspectives. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. (In press).
  • Campbell, S., 2024. ‘Extracting Sound and Text Transformed: Digital Disruptors in Art Song in Translation’, Art Song Platform, Goldsmiths University of London, 1 March February.
  • Campbell, S., 2023. “Oh for Heaven’s Sake, Do I Need to Explain This Really?” Translation Skopoi in Live Art Song Concerts. Translation Review, 116 (1), pp.1-12.
  • Campbell, S., 2022. Songs without Borders: Complex Interpretative Song Worlds and the Audiences that Inhabit Them (Doctoral dissertation, University of Birmingham)
  • Campbell, S., 2022. ‘Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and Researching Songs as Live Events’, Empirical Approaches to Song Analysis, Goldsmiths University of London, 12 February.
  • Campbell, S., 2021. ‘Investigating Audience Experience of Live Art Song in the UK’, Spheres of Singing. An interdisciplinary conference on singing and song, University of Glasgow, 4 – 5 November.
  • Campbell, S., 2019. ‘Social DistanSong’, Art Song Platform, Goldsmiths University of London, 12 February.
  • Campbell, S., 2019. ‘Songs Without Borders’, Across the Live/Mediatised Divide: A Cross-disciplinary Audience Research Conference, University of York, 17 September.

External activities


  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr MCMI)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
  • Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (MISM)

External Roles:

  • Research Fellow, College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham (2024)

Contact details

Dr Stewart Campbell
School of Arts and Creative Technologies
University of York
YO10 5GB