People and Company Documents

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 has taught the Rose Bruford College opera studies online degree since 1997, writing four modules of the degree and teaching several others. He has also taught music for the Open University.  He is a senior member of the examinations team for music of The International Baccalaureate Organisation.  He currently lives in Somerset in England. Email:

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 a former 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.  Email:

Tony Trelease

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

Tony Trelease (1933-2020)

Tony Trelease (1933-2020)

Company Documents

Articles of Association


Policy Documents

Theory of Music Limited policy documents can be downloaded from the links below.

Data protection policy


Privacy policy


Equal opportunities policy


Child safeguarding policy


NSPCC training certificate for the child safguarding designated person.


Director job description


Business plan 2016-17


1 thought on “People and Company Documents

  1. Rogelio

    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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