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Miss Enya Doyle, BA Hons (Dunelm), MA by research (York)

Member of the Department of Music
Pastoral Tutor of St John's College

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Enya Doyle is a second year doctoral student working with Bennett Zon in Music and Frances Clemson in Theology. Her academic interests include links between music and theology, education, social justice, and gender, sex and sexuality. Reflecting this, her PhD is a transdisciplinary study of gender (in)equality in English cathedral music. Enya's PhD is funded by the St Matthias Foundation. 

Beyond her thesis, Enya was Chair of Conference Committee for Church Music & Worship which took place in Durham in April 2018 and the York Conference on Church Music (Feb 2017). She has spoken at conferences in the UK and across the world including the First International Conference on Women's Work in Music (Wales, Sept 2017), the BFE / RMA Graduate Students' Conference (Huddersfield, Jan 2018) and the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music Annual Conference (North Carolina, USA, Feb 2018). She is working towards publishing some of her work and will be speaking at the Gender Diversity in Music Making Conference in Melbourne, Australia in July 2018. 

Enya is also Administrator at the Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies, Creator / Head Mentor for the Music Department Student Mentorship Scheme, a Mentor at Trevelyan College, and a Pastoral Tutor at St John's. Enya will be a Resident Tutor at St John's from September 2018. Outside of the university, Enya works as Senior Pastoral Care for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Follow Enya on twitter: @enyadoyle

Research Interests

  • British choral and cathedral music
  • Music and gender
  • Music and institutions
  • Music and Social Justice
  • Music Theology

Teaching Areas

  • Historical Studies 2 (Music Department)

  • Late 19th and Early 20th Century English Song
  • Music Theology

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