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Theory of Music  was founded in 2007 by the composer and writer Barry Mitchell.  Theory of Music became a company limited by guarantee in June 2016.

Barry Mitchell

Barry Mitchell is a director of Theory of Music Ltd.  He is also the company secretary.

Barry studied music at Queen’s Belfast where after completing a first degree he studied for an MA in composition.  He is also a graduate of the Open University. He taught the Rose Bruford opera studies online degree between 1997 and 2014, writing three modules of the degree and teaching several others. He has also taught music for the Open University.  He is currently a freelance teacher and music examiner and lives in Twickenham in London.

Barry Mitchell outside the Cardamomo Club, Madrid 2015.

Barry Mitchell outside the Cardamomo Flamenco Club, Madrid 2015.


Richard Skelding

Richard Skelding is a director of Theory of Music Ltd.

Richard Skelding

Richard Skelding

Richard is the Chief Actuary of Global Corporate at Zurich Insurance. He is also a keen cellist, playing extensively in a number of orchestras in his youth, including the University of London Orchestra, where he became Chairman. Richard currently lives in Zurich.

Tony Trelease

A lot of the word processing for Theory of Music has been done by Tony Trelease.  Tony has also contributed modern English versions of  Elizabethan documents on the site.

Tony Trelease

Tony Trelease

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  1. Rogelio permalink
    March 21, 2016 11:27 am

    I got to the blog from Quilmes, Argentina, looking for “Nicolas Poussin Dance to the Music of Time”.
    Thank you for your work.!!!

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