Christopher Morley is chief music critic for the Birmingham Post and writes for Musical Opinion, Classical Music and Opera,
as well as contributing broadcasts to BBC Radio 3. He studied in the Music Department of the University of Birmingham, before
taking up a career as a schoolteacher, serving as Head of Music in schools in Walsall, Edgbaston and Halesowen. In 1988 he
began teaching at Birmingham School of Music, lecturing in music history, performance practice, harmony and counterpoint,
and aural training, as well as liberal studies, music journalism and criticism. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in 2002
and retired from the Conservatoire in 2010.