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AHRC White Rose (WRoCAH) funding for Doctoral Research in Music at the University of York

The University of York invites applications for PhD research in any area of Music.  A number of fully-funded studentships are available for outstanding candidates.

The Department of Music at York (incorporating the Contemporary Music Reseach Centre) has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Contemporary Music
  • Musical Analysis
  • Opera Studies
  • Baroque Music
  • Word and Music Studies
  • Music and Embodiment
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Instrumental and vocal pedagogy
  • Jazz and improvisation
  • Live electronics and sound art
  • Studio Production
  • Psychology of Music

Students may propose topics under any of these headings.  For 2017 there are up to seven scholarships available. The scholarship covers the UK/EU tuition fees and, for eligible students, a maintenance grant (£14,296 in 2016/17).

Applicants for WRoCAH studentships must have made an application for PhD study before the WRoCAH funding deadline of Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 5pm (GMT).   Application forms may be found at the WRoCAH application page.
You are encouraged to discuss your application with a potential supervisor before making an application. For further details of specific staff interests, see:

  • York students collaborate on Bollywood Jazz Project

    PhD students Beau Stocker, James Cave and Ben Eyes have collaborated with professional singer Supriya Nagarajan and musician Matt Redman on a world music project that brings together classical Bollywood themes and jazz music.  The project, backed by the Arts Council, has been devised by Supriya to bring Bollywood music to a new audience and has recently completed a successful UK tour with an international tour to follow.

  • Ann Cleare at Huddersfield and in Europe

    Ann Cleare’s work the square of yellow light that is your window will receive its UK premiere at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival on Saturday, November 25th.

  • Quatuor Diotima in residence

    Ensemble-in-association Quatour Diotima have been working with undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of their residency in the Music Department.

  • Thomas Simaku – World Premiere on BBC Radio 3

    Thomas Simaku’s new work, ‘The Scream’ for 34 solo strings, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 20th November 2017.

  • Ann Cleare Australian premiere.

     

    Ann Cleare’s new piece surface station #2: the relighting of the sun receives its Australian premiere in Perth’s Totally Huge New Music Festival on October 28th, and from there will tour to venues in Sydney and Melbourne on November 1st and November 2nd.

  • Thomas Simaku – World Premiere in Prague

    Thomas Simaku’s work for solo piano, raggio lunare, will receive its world premiere at the Academy of Performing Arts, Martinu Hall, in Prague on 4 November 2017.