Mark Everist

Professor Mark Everist is a Professor of Music at the University of Southampton.

Mark Everist’s research focuses on the music of western Europe in the period 1150-1330, French 19th-century stage music between the Restoration and the Commune, Mozart, reception theory, and historiography. He is the author of Polyphonic Music in Thirteenth-Century France (1989), French Motets in the Thirteenth Century (1994), Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824-1828 (2002), Giacomo Meyerbeer and Music Drama in Nineteenth-Century Paris (2005), and Mozart’s Ghosts: Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture (2012), as well as editor of three volumes of the Magnus Liber Organi for Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre (2001-2003) and six collections of essays.

Mark taught at King’s College London (1982-1996), and is now Professor of Music at the University of Southampton, where he was Head of Music from 1997-2001, and again from 2006-2010.  In 2010, he was appointed Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Humanities Graduate School.  He teaches undergraduate courses on the middle ages, the 18th and 19th centuries, and masters courses on research methods and critical practice. His PhD supervision encompasses dissertations on early 19th century French opera, 15th-century mass composition, Sibelius, Verdi, the Notre-Dame conductus, organum and the 13th-century motet.

He has published in Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Revue de Musicologie, Revue Belge de Musicologie, 19th-Century Music, Early Music History, Cambridge Opera Journal, Acta Musicologica, Plainsong and Medieval Music, Music & Letters, Journal of Musicology and elsewhere. He was editor of the Journal of the Royal Musical Association from 1990-1994, continues to serve as a member of its editorial board, and was the editor of the Royal Musical Association’s monographs series from 1995-2011. A member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Advanced Research Panel 7 (Music and Performing Arts) from 2001 to 2005, he is now a member of its Peer Review College. He was an institutional auditor for the Quality Assurance Agency from 2002-2005, and was chair and leader for research of the committee of the National Association for Music in Higher Education from 2004 to 2008.  A recipient of publication prizes from the American Musicological Society in consecutive years (2010 and 2011), he is a fellow of the Academia Europaea, and President of the Royal Musical Association.


Office address:

  • Department of Music, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4563 Fax.: +44 (0)23 80593197
  • 6 rue de Belzunce, F-75010 Paris France Tel: +33 (0) Mobile: +33 (0)


Projects on Music Criticism

Francophone Music Criticism Project

JMC Volume 3 (2019)