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Durham University



Mrs Elizabeth Sweet

Member of the Department of Music

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Elizabeth Sweet is a fourth year doctoral student in the Department of Music. She received a First Class degree in Music from the University of Leeds in 2013 which she took as a mature student having previously gained a degree in Chemistry at the age of 21 and the FRSM accountancy qualification.

In 2016 she completed an MA by Thesis at Durham into the Neoclassical Works of William Alwyn and is now in the second year of a part time PhD into British Neoclassicism which follows on from her previous research.

She is a pianist and also plays the flute and violin. She has gained a teaching Diploma and a teaching certificate from the European Piano Teaching Association in piano teaching as well as an LRSM in flute performance. 


Research Interests

  • Analysis
  • Britain in the Early Twentieth Century
  • British Music
  • Neoclassicism in Music