Mr T Metcalf

Specialised in: Music and Scholarship Admission



Worcester College, University of Oxford:

2018 – 2021 | DPhil, Music:

  • Doctorate specialises in Composition and Critical Writing. My research concerns the transformation of graphical spaces into musical ones.

  • Three upcoming academic publications in Tempo (UK), Question (UK), and Leonardo Music Journal (USA), as well as several research grants and composition awards.


2017 – 2018 | MSt, Composition: Distinction


2014 – 2017 | BA, Music: First–Class Honours


Teaching Experience


2018 – Present | University of Oxford – Tutor

  • 1st year: Composition (support), Musical Multimedia; 2nd/3rd year: Composition (support), History of Electronic Music


2019 – Present | Greene’s Tutorial College, Oxford – Tutor

  • First–ever tutor in GCSE & A–level Music; provided help with course infrastructure

  • Mark coursework, set mock examinations, provide formal assessment after each session


Admissions Experience


2018 | Academic Interviewer, Organ Scholarship Trials, Faculty of Music, Oxford


2019 | Admissions co-marker for all prospective applicants, Faculty of Music, Oxford


Tom is a DPhil (PhD) candidate in Music at Oxford University, where he specialises in composition and contemporary music. Tom achieved both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Worcester College, Oxford, where he was the Ogilvie Thompson Scholar, receiving a wide grounding in all aspects of musical study. 


Tom can provide help in all areas of music, including composition, history, and theory. Whilst Tom doesn't offer practical performance tuition, He is capable of assessing performances and providing detailed feedback for academic examinations, as well as making suggestions for further study. Tom has experience teaching GCSE and A–Level Music through Greene’s Tutorial College in Oxford, and teaches both composition and history modules to undergraduates at Oxford University. 

Tom can be of particular help to those wishing to study Music at university level, as he has experience in both interviewing candidates and assessing submitted admissions work at Oxford. Tom can similarly, offer introductions to the study of Music at university, which is radically different to A-level.