My primary research interests are in the area of film music and Viennese modernism. My first book, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s The Adventures of Robin Hood: A Film Score Guide (Scarecrow Press, 2007) was described as by Janet Halfyard as an example of ‘outstanding documentary research…meticulously scholarly’ while Jack Dubowsky noted that ‘Winters capably wears all the hats of critical theorist, historian, musicologist and compositional analyst.’ I've published on film music and the music of Korngold in a number of journals—including Music & Letters, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Cambridge Opera Journal, and Music, Sound, and the Moving Image—and have contributed essays on film music to a number of edited volumes. I've recently published a new monograph with Routledge entitled Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film: Shared Concert Experiences in Screen Fiction. I am a co-editor (with James Deaville and Kathryn Kalinak) of Ashgate's Screen Music Series.
I'm also a conductor and a violinist, performing regularly with the Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra in Bristol. As a conductor, I've worked with the composers Thomas Hyde, Paul Patterson, and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, conducting a gala concert in the presence of Max in honour of his 70th Birthday.
I read music at Christ Church, University of Oxford, completing my BA in 1997 and an MSt in 1998. I returned to Christ Church in 2002 to read for a DPhil in musicology (supervised by Prof. Peter Franklin), completing it in 2006 with the aid of a University Graduate Studentship, a Halstead Scholarship, and a Wingate Fellowship. From 2006 to 2008 I was University Research Fellow in Music at City University, London, and from 2008 to 2009 I was an Early Career Research Associate at the Institute of Musical Research, University of London. From 2009 to 2011, when I took up my position at the Open University as Lecturer in Music, I was a college lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford. I've also taught at Oxford Brookes, Bristol, and Surrey Universities, at Royal Holloway University of London, and at City University, London.