Research, Engagement & Services


Research at Guildhall School explores fundamental questions about the creative arts. It embraces a wide range of disciplines within music and drama including composition, performance, pedagogy, institution studies, historical musicology, music and literature studies, cultural history, electronic music, creative writing and music therapy.

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Engagement & Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange at Guildhall School creates mutually beneficial collaborations with organisations and communities external to the School. The School’s Innovation department supports exchange through: partnerships, specialist services, consultancy and incubation & funding.

Guildhall Ignite

Guildhall Ignite

Guildhall Ignite is the executive and professional training consultancy of Guildhall School, enabling performance by coaching in and through the performing arts. Guildhall Ignite combines accredited business and executive coaching with the School’s world class performing arts offer, using specialist coaches to deliver outstanding personal performance training to business and creative professionals.

We offer coach training and professional development with a suite of programmes designed to enable leaders to respond to the contemporary challenges of the corporate and creative worlds.

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Technical & Creative Services

Find out more about the technical and creative services offered by Guildhall, through Guildhall Live Events and our award-winning Recording & Audio-Visual department.